Federal Contractor Should Implement Cybersecurity in Ops and Products, Says DoD and GSA

Federal contractors should incorporate baseline cybersecurity measures into their operations as well as their products or services, recommends a joint Defense Department and General Services Administration committee.

Using the federal acquisition system to force contractors into better cybersecurity practices isn’t a new idea, acknowledges the report (.pdf) – which is dated November but was made public only on Jan. 24. In December, the Pentagon finalized a rule requiring contractor protections over unclassified defense information and instituting intrusion reporting requirements.

And in August 2012, the federal government already proposed requiring contractor information systems to adopt basic safeguards.

via Federal contractors should implement cybersecurity in operations and products, says DoD and GSA – FierceGovernmentIT.

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