Management Concepts

Cybersecurity for Contracting Professionals

Available dates

Feb 24—25, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
Mar 9—10, 2020
USD 829
Apr 13—14, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
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About the course

Critical thinking skills are imperative when assessing cyber risk throughout the contracting lifecycle. Learn how to safeguard your contracts by understanding today’s rapidly changing cybersecurity regulations and their impact on the contracting world. You will become vigilant in watching for any cybersecurity threats and be able to quickly react to any possible breach.

Note: This course is focused on government and contractor systems and the sharing of controlled unclassified information as part of the acquisition process.

Learning Objectives

  • Given case studies of cybersecurity risks, explain the role contracting professionals play in cybersecurity management
  • Given an overview of cybersecurity laws and regulations, determine which cybersecurity laws and regulations apply to your contracting organization
  • Given a walkthrough of various cybersecurity standards, controls, and frameworks, determine their impact on Federal acquisitions
  • Given real-world contracting situations, analyze how to manage cybersecurity risks during acquisition planning and contract performance
  • Formulate a plan for staying up to date on the latest cybersecurity requirements

Course Topics

Overview of Cybersecurity

  • The Current State of Cybersecurity
  • Acquisitions and Cybersecurity Management

Cybersecurity Laws and Regulations

  • Federal Cybersecurity Regulations
  • Key FAR Clauses
  • Key DFARS Provisions and Clauses

Cybersecurity Standards, Controls, and Frameworks

  • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
  • NIST Special Publication 800-53
  • NIST Special Publication 800-171
  • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
  • CIS Critical Security Controls
  • Other Cybersecurity Frameworks

Cybersecurity Considerations in Acquisition Planning and Contract Performance

  • Cybersecurity Considerations during Acquisition Planning
  • Cybersecurity Considerations during Contract Performance
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Walkthrough

Staying Current with Cybersecurity in Contracting

  • Current Events in Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • Practical Considerations in Cybersecurity Management

Who should attend

This course is intended for contracting personnel in the Federal Government and commercial sectors who want to know how cybersecurity regulations affect their contracts and how their organization can remain compliant.

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