What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you?

If you are a subcontractor to a prime defense contractor like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics and others, you need to know about FIPS 199 and why doing a FIPS impact assessment is important to your DFARS [...]

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you? 2018-03-01T11:08:05+00:00

DFARS Compliance and the Little Old Lady

Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks Alvaka Networks has a series of pages on various IT compliance regulations for sectors like HIPAA, PCI, DFARS and more. Many of these pages have web forms visitors can fill in for more information, [...]

DFARS Compliance and the Little Old Lady 2017-10-15T00:29:51+00:00

New password guidelines from the US federal government via NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines regarding secure passwords. Who is NIST? NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency whose purpose is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by [...]

New password guidelines from the US federal government via NIST 2018-02-15T21:04:31+00:00

What changed in NIST 800-171 r1?

If you must comply with NIST 800-171 under DFARS you may wonder what has changed with the first revision, released in December, 2016.  There are two substantive changes:  "Information Systems" has been replaced by "Systems" throughout the document.  This mean the [...]

What changed in NIST 800-171 r1? 2017-07-10T21:15:22+00:00