The Pentagon is interested in what its partners in industry are doing to secure their systems against cyberattacks. The National Defense Industrial Association’s new report on cybersecurity takes a deep look at how contractors are managing compliance with the Defense Department’s new policy. Corbin Evans, director of regulatory policy at NDIA, says that there are a few overarching themes for cybersecurity at military contractors.
“We want a secure Defense Industrial Base, we want the government’s information to be secure. We want them to trust industry to keep that information secure when it’s passed over to industry in a contract,” Evans said “What that really means to us is ensuring that the defense industrial base recognizes the importance of prioritizing cybersecurity and ensuring that their business is cyber secure, but In a way that doesn’t discourage their ability to work with the government.”