Federal government contractors already face cybersecurity standards, and 2015 will bring additional regulation. Certain Department of Defense contractors are subject to mandatory breach reporting requirements, and these type of reporting requirements are likely to be extended to other companies who contract with the government. 

Awareness of what these obligations will look like and comparison of a company’s existing cyberpolicies and programs to the new mandates will allow companies to be prepared for the changes. This article reviews the current state of government contractor-related cyber obligations, and previews likely Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments coming in 2015 and their expected ramifications.

Government Contractors Face Increasing Cybersecurity Regulation in 2015