What is DFARS?

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a set of cybersecurity regulations that the Department of Defense (DoD) now imposes on external contractors and suppliers.
Why do they implement DFARS?

Government employees and contractors are likely to be targeted by hackers and nation-states, so authentication solutions need to be resistant to phishing and account takeovers, and comply with federal regulations. DFARS provides a set of adequate security controls to safeguard information systems where contractor data resides.

What does it mean to be DFARS compliant?

Under DFARS, DoD contractors and subcontractors must implement controls that are specific in the NIST SP 800-171. These requirements are set in place to protect controlled unclassified information in nonfederal information systems and organizations.

What are examples of cybersecurity threats in Government?

Ransomware

Two-thirds of more than 70 ransomware attacks in the United States in the first half of 2019 involved local and state government organizations.

Data Breaches

The government sector is one of the top three sources of breached records.

Election Interference

Foreign governments, cyber activists, and email hackers have interfered with the apparatus of democracy, elections.

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