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An Accelerated One-Day Briefing on
Cybersecurity: Cloud Contracting and Compliance for Government Contracting

This curriculum will cover the developing body of rules, regulations, and contracting best practices in cloud contracting. Topics will include:
  • Cybersecurity and the Cloud: An Overview and Update
  • The Basics of IT (Information Technology) and IA (Information Assurance), and IS (Information Security) Contracting: A Review
  • Standards (NIST Standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology): A Review
  • Agency Contractual Efforts in the Cloud; Data Breach Liability; Prevention and Defense
  • Compliance Programs and Best Practices
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Dates and Locations
November 8, 2017
NeoSystems Corp.
Tysons Corner, VA
$900
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla/ Hilton Head
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1. Overview and Update: Cybersecurity and the Cloud
  • Threats: Targets, Vectors, Spoils
  • Cloud Security
  • Data Breaches
  • Costs, Damages
  • Insider Threats
  • Federal Laws and Requirements
  • FAR Privacty and Security Safeguards
  • Executive Actions
  • New FAR and DFARs Rules
  • New Federal Legislation
2. Review: The Basics of IT (Information Technology) and IA (Information Assurance), and IS (Information Security) Contracting
  • FAR Part 39, Acquisition of IT
  • Contract Types; Commercial Items
  • OMB Circular A-130
  • FAR Part 39, NIST Standards
  • Modular Contracting
  • IT Services (IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service)
  • FAR Part 39, Privacy
  • Developing Clauses, Terms, and Conditions
  • Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Contractor Opportunities in Cloud Contracting
  • Market Potential in the Public Sector
  • Cloud Contracting as a Strategy
  • How Cloud Service Providers are Vetted 
  • “Killer” Competitive Applications in Cloud Services
3. Review: Standards (NIST Standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Federal Information Processing Standards
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • SP 800-53:  Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
  • SP 800-171:  Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations
  • FIPS Publications
  • NIST Guidance
  • NIST Framework Components
  • Continuous Monitoring Platforms
  • Continuous Testing Programs
  • Continuous Testing Before Continuous Monitoring
4. Agency Contractual Efforts in the Cloud; Data Breach Liability; Prevention and Defense
  • New DoD Developments
  • GSA Efforts, FedRAMP – New Developments and Recent Updates in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • Federal Agency Regulation and Enforcement – International Developments
  • Liability for Data Breaches
  • State-Level Remedies for Loss of Data
  • Federal Liability for Loss of Data
  • False Claims Act
  • Other Breach of Contract Implications for Contractors
  • Cybersecurity Strategies
  • Cybersecurity Compliance
5. Compliance Programs and Best Practices
  • Compliance Programs/Elements
  • Training
  • “Derivative” Compliance for Contractors – FISMA I and II
  • Agency and Contractor Compliance 
  • Security Audits/Integration
  • Best Practices
Alex Major, McCarter & English LLP
Alex Major is a Partner at McCarter & English LLP
Mr. Major focuses his practice on government contracts, administrative law and litigation, representing clients before government agencies, the Government Accountability Office, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  

Mr. Major also counsels clients with respect to a wide range of government contract issues, including bid protests, claim preparation, FAR Cost Principles and Cost Accounting Standards, contract compliance, and defective pricing and price reductions clause violations; as well as assisting in the conduct of internal investigations
Franklin Turner, McCarter & English LLP
Mr. Turner is a partner and co-leader of the Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. He is an innovative business lawyer with significant experience resolving complex government contracts issues for a broad array of companies – ranging from multinational, multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 corporations in the aerospace, defense, technology, health care and industrial supply sectors to mid-market intelligence and security services providers to small business commercial product suppliers.

Mr. Turner’s multifaceted practice includes assisting companies with comprehensive claims for payment, prosecuting and defending bid protests, conducting internal investigations to ensure his clients’ compliance with federal procurement regulations and related statutes, preparing and submitting mandatory and voluntary disclosures, counseling prime contractors and subcontractors regarding disputes of all types and sizes, defending companies against False Claims Act allegations, counseling companies regarding issues of cost allowability, allocability and reasonableness, designing and implementing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs, and assisting government contractors in connection with mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
Mr. Turner lectures and writes frequently regarding various issues of interest to the federal procurement community.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Turner has represented clients in connection with disputes involving a multitude of federal government entities, including the: General Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of the Coast Guard, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, United States Postal Service, Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.
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NeoSystems Corp.
1861 International Drive
Suite 200
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
5712344940
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