Are you in compliance with new Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements?
If you are – or aim to become – a prime contractor or sub-tier supplier for the Department of Defense, you MUST demonstrate compliance with the DFARS NIST 800-171 cybersecurity guidelines enacted on Dec. 31, 2017.
Do you understand the impact of non-compliance on your ability to retain existing contracts, or bid on new? Protection of Controlled Unclassified Information is your responsibility.
To help you navigate the requirements, IMEC will present three more opportunities to attend DFARS cybersecurity compliance workshops in June in Peoria, Chicago or Rockford. The workshops are funded by a grant from the Illinois Defense Network, of which the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is a part.
By attending, you will learn about the DFARS requirements and compliance deadlines, as well as consequences for non-compliance – including fines, exclusion from preferred vendors lists, and even cancellation of existing contracts. You also will understand how to assess your company's cybersecurity activities and remediation strategies for areas of risk.
June 7 & 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
PeoriaNext Innovation Center, Peoria, IL
June 19 & 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Location TBD, Chicago Metro Area
June 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June 22, 8 a.m. to noon
Hilton Garden Inn, Rockford, IL
Questions? Contact Emily Lee at (309) 677-4633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Illinois Defense Network
These workshops are made possible through a grant from the Illinois Defense Network, of which the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is a part. The Illinois Defense Network (IDN) brings together stakeholders from industry, government and academia to strengthen Illinois’ defense industry. Powered by the University of Illinois System and the Department of Defense, the IDN represents a coordinated effort to grow the state’s defense economy by providing resources and expertise. Learn more at www.illinoisdefense.org.