Supply Chain Compliance


Understand the requirements of NIST SP 800-171 and achieve DFARS compliance with Forcepoint

Effective January 1, 2018, companies that haven’t asserted DFARS compliance risk losing contracts, or at minimum losing their eligibility to be awarded new contracts.

Contractors and suppliers don’t need to struggle alone with the challenges of DFARS cyber clause compliance. Forcepoint stands ready to help companies of all sizes become compliant in order to meet the mandate. This whitepaper identifies the steps to compliance, including:

  • Gap Analysis. Companies need to understand NIST SP 800-171 in all its details and determine if there are any gaps in their security posture as defined by that document.
  • Remediation. The next step is filling those gaps. This may involve revising processes or implementing new ones, as well as the acquisition of new technology.
  • Assertion. Finally, companies must formally assert their level of compliance.
  • Continuous Monitoring. In addition to these three steps, companies must monitor their information systems in real time so they can detect and respond to cyber attacks when they occur. They must also report any such exploits within 72 hours.

Meeting the mandates in the DFARS cyber clause is an absolute necessity for any business in the DoD supply chain that receives, develops, processes or stores CUI. Simplify your path to compliance with Forcepoint.