New DoD Regulations for the Cybersecurity Age: Safeguarding Contract Clause

March 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am

MCCC 51 Montroe Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Topic: New DoD Regulations for the Cybersecurity Age – Implementing and Paying for the DFARS UCTI Safeguarding Contract Clause
In November 2013, the Department of Defense issued a final rule amending the DFARS with a new clause regarding IT security and cyber incident reporting for government contractors. This clause will be applicable to all new DoD contracts and applies to all prime or subcontractors.
Join Jeff Cook of Aronson's IT Audit and Advisory Group and Keir Bancroft from Venable LLP on March 18th for a presentation where they will address common questions, including:
  • What is the new clause and why does it apply to my business?
  • What are the requirements for contractors?
  • How can costs of implementation and compliance be reimbursed?

Jeff Cook, CPA, CITP, CIPP
Aronson LLC
IT Audit and Advisory Group Lead

Jeff Cook leads Aronson LLC’s IT Audit and Advisory Services Group and is a senior manager in the Government Contract Services Group. He has over twelve years of public accounting experience with a concentration over the past nine years in government contracting and technology.
Jeff is an engaging and innovative practitioner whose work experience includes IT audit support for financial statements, SOC audits, IT security compliance, as well as performing financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations.  Since joining Aronson after working with a Big 4 accounting firm, he has distinguished himself as the firm’s leading IT audit and cybersecurity expert and he was instrumental in the creation and growth of the IT advisory practice. An enthusiastic learner, Jeff is passionate about innovation and always seeks to learn more about this exciting field.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola College in Maryland. In addition to being a CPA in the state of Maryland, he is also credentialed as a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).  As an industry thought leader, Jeff speaks and writes on various IT security topics throughout the year, and is an active member of the AICPA, IMTA, ISACA and IAPP. 

Keir X. Bancroft, Esq. 
Venable LLP

Keir Bancroft provides a range of services to government contractors. Mr. Bancroft represents clients in litigation, including bid protests, size and status protests, and contract-related disputes before tribunals including the GAO, the SBA, boards of contract appeal and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  Mr. Bancroft also drafts and negotiates subcontracts, nondisclosure agreements, joint ventures, mentor-protégé agreements, and licensing agreements on behalf of clients.
Within the broad rubric of cybersecurity, Mr. Bancroft specializes in information security and privacy compliance. He helps clients comply with standards under the Federal Information Security Act (“FISMA”), the Department of Defense Information Assurance guidelines, the Privacy Act, and similar requirements. Mr. Bancroft also focuses on national security and industrial security issues arising under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”).
Before joining private practice, Mr. Bancroft served as an attorney advisor and the Privacy Officer in the United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There, he counseled and represented the Bureau in all facets of federal procurement and was responsible for ensuring Bureau systems complied with privacy and information security requirements.

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