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Cybersecurity Regs Put Pressure On Contractors To Hack It

Law360, Washington (May 27, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT) -- Government contractors are navigating an industry facing increasing cybersecurity challenges, and experts note new and upcoming rules demanding safeguards are likely to play into contract eligibility and government enforcement actions while also spurring bid protests.

The most recent, and perhaps the most broadly impactful of the government's cybersecurity rules so far, goes into effect in a matter of weeks, when virtually all contract solicitations will be required to include requirements for basic safeguards for private systems bearing federal contract information. Other impending rules include new reporting and disclosure requirements for military contractors who experience “network penetrations,” as well as minimum security...

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