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VSRA Cybersecurity Committee Meeting (Registration Requested)

Event Date/Time

  • Thursday, August 24 2017
    9:00 AM — 10:00 AM


VSRA Office
150 Boush Street
Suite 802
Norfolk, VA 23510
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The next meeting of the new Cybersecurity Committee will be Thursday August 24, 2017 at 9:00am.

Click here to view the Committee Page, which includes minutes from the previous meeting.

Gregg Garrett, Head of International Cybersecurity BDO, Inc., will lead a discussion on the pain points of compliance and John Riggi, former FBI Senior Executive – Cyber Crimes & Investigations, Head of Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Unit BDO, Inc. will provide some personal insights.

This will be a conversational (non-technical) discussion to answer questions such as:

  1. How can government contractors accurately and cost-effectively assess their company’s cybersecurity compliance to the NIST SP 800-171 guidelines?
  2. What actions do U.S. Government Contracting Officers plan to take if government contractors are deemed not fully compliant with the DFARS 252.204-7012 requirement, for NIST SP 800-171 guidelines, after the December 31, 2017 deadline?
  3. How should government contractors pay for this additional cybersecurity compliance expense?
  4. Do government contractors have to purchase cybersecurity liability insurance?
  5. Will government prime contractors be held contractually responsible and financially liable for potential cybersecurity related damages caused by their subcontractors/third-parties for failure to comply with NIST SP 800-171 information system security guidelines?
  6. How can government contractors staff and retain high quality cybersecurity talent to meet the increasing government information security compliance standards in a highly competitive market with a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals?

The Cybersecurity Committee has been established to assist VSRA Members in navigating the new federal requirement in effect January 1, 2018: DFARS 252.204.7012 Safeguarding CDI and Cyber Incident Reporting

The meeting is at the VSRA OFFICE: 150 Boush Street, Suite 802, Norfolk, Virginia. Convenient parking is available in the Boush Street Garage or the W Plume Street Garage. Please bring your parking stubs with you to be validated.  Should you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Barbara Washer at (757) 233-7034.  Should you have any questions about the committee, please contact Tracy Gregorio at tracy@g2-ops.com.