Contractor data breach handling rules may be ready this fall.
From Nextgov: Until now, federal standards, White House polices and governmentwide information security laws have offered departments and contractors a jumble of information security regulations from which to choose.
The new proposed provisions for “Improving Cybersecurity Protections in Federal Acquisitions” are meant to ensure government data is kept safe no matter whether it’s inside an agency-owned system or a corporate vendor’s system. The release, first previewed late last month, still leaves much of the exact language up to each agency’s discretion.
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