15 September 2016
DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research company primarily supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC), will present at the DC3/DCISE Technical Exchange, held in Arlington, VA, on September 21-22. The purpose of the exchange is for the DOD and Defense Industrial Base communities to share up-to-date cyber intelligence, advanced persistent threat efforts, tangible tools and strategies for network security, and information sharing.
Timothy Birt, IT Security Administrator, will represent Riverside Research and present at the exchange alongside co-presenter, Rob Palmer, from Sierra Nevada Corporation. Their presentation will focus on the technical solutions to assist small to medium cleared defense contractors (CDCs) in meeting security requirements outlined in NIST SP 800-171. NIST SP 800-171 includes requirements that must be applied to all contractor unclassified information systems that store, process, or transit covered defense information.
“Cleared defense contractors must be familiar with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DAFRS) contracting clauses and the 109 security requirements of NIST 800-171 in order to protect covered defense information. Many small or medium CDCs do not have the resources to investigate, assess, and implement these technical requirements in their unclassified networks,” stated Timothy Birt.
The DC3/DCISE Technical Exchange provides a great opportunity for members of the Defense Industrial Base Computer Security Information Assurance Program (DIB CS/IA) to get the latest information on cyber threats, policies, tools and best practices to protect their corporate networks.
About Riverside Research
Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research for the benefit of the US government and in the public interest. Our not-for-profit status allows us to be independent, unbiased, and unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. This long-term view allows us to reinvest our earnings into the continuous development of our technical workforce and an open innovation approach to research. Our open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. With integrated, secure laboratories in Dayton, OH, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and New York City, NY, our Open Innovation Center conducts independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas delivering trusted solutions in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Radar, Electromagnetics, Cyber, Biomedical Engineering, Optics, Plasma, and Radio Frequency Systems. Learn more at www.riversideresearch.org.