The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to officialize regulations on how contractors should handle and protect sensitive information for federal clients, as well as report any incidents that could put that information at risk.
GSA’s proposed contractor cybersecurity rules changes — a pair of actions included in a Federal Register notice published Jan. 12 — follow in the footsteps of the Pentagon’s move last year to update its acquisition regulations, heightening the security standards of the defense contractors who work with sensitive DoD data.
The actions aren’t exactly new. In part, GSA is putting existing contractor information security requirements through the rulemaking and public comment process so they will be be officially added to the GSA Acquisition Regulation, or GSAR, with any subsequent updates.
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GTPAC has created a video and a template to help businesses comply with DoD’s cybersecurity requirements. These new resources appear at: http://gtpac.org/cybersecurity-training-video/