What does this mean?
Businesses contracting with the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal civilian executive branch agencies must implement the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171 security requirements. This includes any of the following:
Service providers that process, store and transmit federal data on their systems, such as cloud service providers (CSPs)
Credit card & other financial services providers; web and email service providers
Background check companies for security clearances
Cloud and data hosting providers
Contractors that develop communications, satellite and weapons systems
Many more, contact us today to see if your company needs to be compliant
Does your enterprise have documented controls and management oversight for all of the following processes? This is only a sample of the DFARS/NIST SP 800-171 requirements. Any missing policies/procedures/controls could result in negative reports from third-party assessors. Emerald City Solutions can help fill those gaps. For example:
– Security Program Organization: Security policy development; security awareness training; information classification and need-to-know; personnel screening and authorization to access sensitive data.
– Software and Hardware: Documented configuration baselines and version management; vulnerability scanning and remediation; patch management.
– Application/Service Architecture: Architecture standards, including user and service authentication, data exchanges, network segmentation.
– Intrusion Defense: Anti-virus and anti-malware, intrusion detection and prevention, incident response.
We are cyber security experts specializing in small business. We chose this niche because it is important and under-served. Emerald City Solutions is also a small business staffed by dedicated, talented and expert personnel who are motivated by a desire to help our customers. Call us today at (206) 785-7828 to get your security assessment started, and ensure a successful road ahead!