Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) leverages funding options to streamline DFARS compliance through CyberSaint’s CyberStrong Platform.
BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, June 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CyberSaint Security today announced a partnership with MassMEP (Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership) to assist Commonwealth-based manufacturers in implementing the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) cyber compliance requirements.
All Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that process, store or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) must meet the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and comply to the NIST SP 800-171 standard or risk losing their DoD-related contracts. This regulation includes a flow-down requirement to the entire Department of Defense supply chain, which impacts defense suppliers and manufacturers.
CyberSaint and MassMEP offer Massachusetts defense contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers rapid fulfillment of these DoD requirements via training and use of the CyberStrong™ Platform:
• System Security Plan (SSP)
• Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM)
• Ongoing measurement and improvement that is required for compliance, with documentation, workflow, reporting, and proof of compliance via CyberStrong
• Reporting of Cyber Incidents to DoD portal within 72 hours
“The CyberSaint and MassMEP partnership offers a unique service that provides a cost-effective SP 800-171 (DFARS) compliance program for Massachusetts Defense industry manufacturers,” says Tom Andrellos, MassMEP Director of Growth Services. “MassMEP and CyberSaint will focus on long-term sustainable process that adheres to the DoD cybersecurity compliance mandate.”
MassMEP and CyberSaint will be hosting an information session on DFARS cybersecurity compliance in the coming weeks at UMass Lowell Innovation Hub.
CyberStrong is an innovative, continuously active assessment platform that quickly and easily allows users to become compliant with regulations such as DFARS and the NIST SP 800-171 requirements. The Platform guides both IT and non-IT professionals through the assessment with ease, and recommends remediation steps that are the lowest cost for the highest impact on the organization's compliance posture. CyberStrong allows for rapid compliance as well as automation of the required documents in real-time, and provides the opportunity for the user to maintain continuous compliance moving forward.
For more information on the program, inquire to MassMEP directly at: www.massmep.org
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Source: EIN Presswire