DOD Dials Back Contractor Rule For Protecting Data

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 8:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued on Monday a final rule on contractors' responsibilities for safeguarding unclassified technical data, paring down a cybersecurity rule that was criticized as being too broad when proposed in 2011.

The new rule requires contractors to take enhanced cybersecurity measures to protect DOD technical data. The cybersecurity measures are drawn from commonly used practices codified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including access control, awareness and training, contingency planning, and maintenance.

While the 2011 proposed rule would have required...
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