Risk Based Approach to Addressing Cyber Attacks

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. They are becoming more sophisticated, targeted and sustained. According to research, approximately 60% of all attacks are aimed at small and medium sized businesses (SMBs)—companies, that often times, have fewer resources to invest in cybersecurity.

As a result, cybersecurity is getting a lot of attention. Businesses and government alike share grave concerns about these risks. In fact, all organizations who provide services through contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), are required to document and affirm their compliance with the DFARS 252.204-7012 cybersecurity requirements—requirements that were put in place for all DoD contractors at the end of the 2017.


Changing the Game on Cyber Risk

To assist you with your compliance initiatives to the new DoD requirement, we offer a complete Cybersecurity Toolkit, complete with downloadable materials. The IES Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit is designed to provide the materials you need to understand the requirements, document your compliance, and train your employees on cybersecurity awareness.


A Cybersecurity Toolkit for Government Contractors and Other Industry Sectors

Discover and learn about the 14 cyber security concepts that can be incorporated in your implementation plan to help secure your business and enable you to enter or continue DoD contracts by meeting the NIST 800-171 requirements.  Concepts can applied across all industries and sectors and are not limited to DoD contractors.


Get Actionable Results

This toolkit features video lectures contributed by Industry Expansion Solutions, the NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the NC Military Business Center, and the Laboratory of Analytic Sciences at NC State University. These videos and additional resources provide you with an understanding of compliance requirements, risk and potential impact on business should you encounter viruses, ransomware, breaches and other cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity tools are provided to assist in moving forward towards compliance. The toolkit also provides multiple training materials to share with your employees.


How You Benefit

  • Develop a foundational awareness regarding the cyber risks associated with your business.
  • Identify the cybersecurity requirements for all Department of Defense sub and prime contractors.
  • Access to tools that you can start using immediately to track and plan for your compliance efforts.
  • Access to cybersecurity awareness training materials for use in your employee awareness and training campaigns including animated videos, flyers and pocket cards.


Get Started Today

To learn more, download the <a href="https://www.ies.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/IES_SB_cybersecurity-toolkit_LoRes.pdf" IES Cybersecurity Solution Brief or review the Toolkit Overview. To take the next steps and get started today, register for our FREE complete Cybersecurity Toolkit here.

Disclaimer: NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) does not mandate or prescribe a particular cybersecurity plan. The materials in this toolkit and the related links are provided as examples that small businesses and manufacturers may find helpful and use at their option. They are not intended as and do not constitute legal advice and should not be acted on as such.  You are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations of your specific administrating bodies.