A fundamental component of cybersecurity is the implementation of technical security controls. This often requires the acquisition of expensive cyber tools. Mission Multiplier is leading the way in innovative and inexpensive cyber tools to help organizations manage technical security requirements like routine vulnerability scanning and log management.
Do you process controlled unclassified information (CUI) for the government on an internal IT network or system? If you do, you are required to implement and manage to DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171. It’s a chore. We can help.
From Development to Execution
The first step to DFARS compliance is the development of your Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) and System Security Plan (SSP). The SSP and POA&M make up the “how” and “when” of your strategy to implement security solutions to safeguard CUI.
Development of these artifacts is just the beginning. You then have to execute the POA&M to accomplish the planned actions and remediate any remaining deficiencies. There are 3 main elements to POA&M execution:
- Implementation – The creation and implementation of policies and procedures will give you and your team members a solid foundation upon which to build a DFARS-compliant system.
- Technical Installation/Modification – Without the technical mechanisms to maintain security, even the best-laid plan is nothing but that, a plan.
- Continuous Monitoring and Updating – A static security program is a failing security program. The mechanisms and policies you have in place will need to be monitored so that, over time, they can be properly maintained, reconfigured, and updated to best suit your evolving needs.
So Much to Do, So Little Time, Such a Simple Solution
Executing planned actions and updating milestones can be a chore, especially if written policies are needed in conjunction with new technical mechanisms.
Mission Multiplier is ready to assist with the hardest parts of this process:
- Creation of policies and artifacts
- Configuration of new or existing hardware/software
- Reviews of your policies once they are in place
- Performance of routine technical duties such as periodic scanning.
You don’t need to stress about DFARS Compliance. Let us help you along the way.
Private contractors handling government data must achieve and maintain compliance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF). This 6-step process can be a lot for many businesses to handle. Mission Multiplier stands ready to assist fellow contractors with our extensive RMF experience.
RMF and You: The Simple Version
If you are a defense contractor who processes classified/sensitive information on behalf of the DoD, you must:
- Implement the controls found in NIST SP 800-53
- Assess the compliance with these controls per NIST SP 800-53A
- Apply and continuously review the above RMF requirements in a manner consistent with NIST SP 800-37
NIST SP 800-53 is made up of hundreds of controls grouped into twenty categories. Selecting the applicable security controls for your organization is a challenge. Implementing them effectively and assessing them on a routine basis consistent with NIST SP 800-53A can be equally challenging.
Hundreds of Controls, Twenty Categories, One Easy Solution
Try managing to hundreds of controls and twenty categories in a manner that remains in-line with the continuous demands of the six-step RMF process of categorization, selection, implementation, assessment, authorization, and monitoring. It can get overwhelming. That’s where we come in.
Mission Multiplier is happy to assist your organization with all of its RMF needs:
- Guiding you through the NIST SP 800-53 controls
- Performing continuous vulnerability scanning on your classified network
- Standing with you during assessments and audits
Whatever your need, Mission Multiplier is ready to help you navigate RMF and offer you consistent cybersecurity at the best possible value.
HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) has been in place since 1996. Despite this, many in the health care industry are slow to properly enact its provisions, particularly requirements pertaining to the storage, integrity, and transmission of patient information. Mission Multiplier is here to help.
Policy: More Than You Think
Many health care providers consider HIPAA to only be about keeping adequate medical records, keeping them under lock and key, and ensuring that staff do not accidentally divulge sensitive patient information to other patients. There’s much more to it than that, including:
- Performing Risk Analysis and Management
- Applying Administrative Safeguards
- Applying Physical Safeguards
- Applying Technical Safeguards
- Creating Policies and Procedures
Patient Security Means Cybersecurity Too
HIPAA encompasses a multitude of cybersecurity-related controls that require both technical and administrative mechanisms to remediate security deficiencies. Among other things, organization may require:
- Periodic vulnerability scans of networks
- The establishment of an Incident Response Team or an Change Control Board
- Formally codified policies for the training of staff members
- A large variety of requirements even beyond these examples
Mission Multiplier is here to help with this and more. With our ISSO-as-a-Service offering, we can work to ensure organizations stay compliant to HIPAA and, more importantly, ensure that the organization and patient information remain secure.
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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. Do you process controlled unclassified information (CUI) for the government on an internal IT network or system? If you do, you are required to implement and manage to DFARS 252.204-7012. It’s a chore. We can help.