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Assessing, Remediating and Ensuring
“There is now a growing need to provide ongoing information security services,” says Daniel Salazar, CCAT’s director of Information Technology Services. “These services are much broader and deeper than the customary changing of passwords or antivirus programs. Specifically, CCAT is now in the business of assessing, remediating, and ensuring an ongoing secure posture.”

Additionally, CCAT stands ready to help with issues of export control. Cybersecurity is a critical component in any export control program. It touches every facet of business.

“All federal contractors must be ready for NIST 800–171, which is the new federal standard that is in effect,” said Natalie Real, CCAT’s chief administrative officer, referring to the Defense Department issuing a rule for its Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that sets a deadline for government contractors to be compliant with standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication 800-171. “Defense and aerospace manufacturers and universities are working to understand how to achieve compliance with DFAR 252.204-7012 by the Dec. 31, 2017, deadline. Essentially, businesses need documented policies, procedures and an action plan now. CCAT can help.”

Real added that maintaining export control requirements can dictate the future growth of a supplier doing business with the federal government.

“Ongoing monitoring and analysis are federal requirements, as they are critical to ensuring continued security and compliance, she said. “CCAT employs a 24/7 security operations center, sophisticated security monitoring software, and experts who understand the critical nature of defense aerospace operations and technology. When issues are discovered, CCAT has the team that reacts quickly — minimizing damage and getting you back to business.”

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