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Roadmap to DFARS Compliance by December 2017 Deadline

DFARS

This article was co-authored by Natasha Barnes. 2017 is a significant year for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors, as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance is required “as soon as practical, but no later than December 31, 2017 (252.204-7012.ii.A).” DFARS clause 252.204-7008 addresses requirements for safeguarding covered defense information controls in government contractor systems. […]

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IRS Releases New Guidance for ACA Compliance

The IRS released fact sheets 2014-09 discussing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it pertains to individuals, and 2014-10 discussing the ACA as it pertains to employers.  These fact sheets provide a helpful overview in gaining a broad understanding of essence of the ACA. In short, all individuals, with very limited exceptions, must have insurance […]

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Boeing Hacked — U.S. Military Data Stolen

The Justice Department reported on Friday July 11 that a Chinese businessman in Canada hacked into Boeing’s computer system and stole information about U.S. military aircraft and weapons dating back to 2010.  The information was sold to companies in China after the man obtained it by someone at Boeing clicking a link which allowed him […]

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PCAOB No Longer Pushing Auditor Rotation

After encountering heavy resistance from the public and action from the House of Representatives, the PCAOB has finally dropped its project pushing auditor rotation. On February 5, James Doty, PCAOB Chairman, informed members of the SEC that the board no longer has an active project regarding a term limit for auditors. Research by the PCAOB showed that for […]

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What is a Cyberincident Response Plan and Do We Need One?

With today’s cybersecurity threats, companies need to not only defend their perimeter, but also mitigate the effects of inevitable breaches or other cyberincidents.  This can be done through an effective incident response (IR) plan which identifies risks, and has clear points for decision making and escalation paths.  The objectives of a good IR plan should […]

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