Meeting the DFARS Cyber Clause Challenge
The need for strong security measures to protect sensitive government data from hackers has never been more urgent.
If you are a contractor to Raytheon in support of DoD projects, NIST SP 800-171 impacts you. DFARS regulations require DoD vendors implement NIST SP 800-171 as soon as practicable, but no later than December 31, 2017 for information technology systems that collect, develop, receive, transmit or store covered defense information. Meeting this mandate is not only critical to supporting U.S. government missions, but also provides you with greater protection for one of your most valuable assets – your intellectual property.
Raytheon Cyber's assessment and consulting services can help manage the complexity of this mandate for your organization so you can continue to do business with your government customer. Our cyber security offerings are based on successful experience with some of the most critical infrastructures in North America, plus a deep understanding of the policies and regulations that govern cyber security.
DFARS Security Assessment
Raytheon offers a comprehensive suite of security testing and assessment services to our contractor, government and commercial customers. Our DFARS Security Assessments team has extensive experience working with DoD contractors, DFARS regulations and the NIST 800-171 standards. Through a combination of interviews and reviews, the Raytheon team works collaboratively with our customers to evaluate DFARS and NIST compliance; identify and prioritize areas of concern; and provide actionable recommendations that can be implemented as “quick wins” to achieve compliance readiness to meet the December 31st deadline. Raytheon’s approach employ enablers, including questionnaires, checklists and interviews to make the task of DFARS Security Assessments easier for our customers.
Incident Response & DoD Reporting
Raytheon offers Incident Response and DoD Reporting services to diagnose incidents impacting defense information systems and quickly meet the 72-hour government reporting requirement. We support incident containment and remediation to minimize enterprise disruption. Our DFARS Incident Response team has experience responding to significant incidents and managing reporting to DoD and other government organizations. We recognize that many enterprise security teams are working with limited resources and small, if any, dedicated DFARS and Defense Information experts. Therefore, we also offer low-cost Incident Response and DoD Reporting services retainer contracts, before an incident occurs, to ensure our customers have immediate access to the necessary manpower and expertise to meet the DoD reporting requirements.
Time is Running Out
Meeting the mandates in the DFARS cyber clause is an absolute necessity for any business in the DoD Supply Chain. Download our whitepaper to learn more about how you can achieve compliance readiness with Raytheon Cyber Services.