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Cybersecurity Webinar January 12: The DoD Network Penetration Clause

January 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm




Dentons attorneys will present this session on the DOD Covered Defense Information clause.  Participants will learn about the applicability of the clause, the security controls and breach response requirements, and subcontract compliance best practices.  This session will discuss the most recent updates to the CDI clause, including the October 2016 final rule updating key CDI requirements.  This course will be valuable to any contractor seeking to understand the requirements of the CDI clause to best ensure compliance by the December 31, 2017 deadline.

  • History of the Clause
  • Applicability of the DFARS Clause
    1. Identifying Covered Defense Information
    2. Steps for assessing applicability
    3. Breach Reporting Requirements
      1. Breach Response and Investigations
      2. Preservation Requirements
  • Overview of the Clause Requirements
    1. NIST SP 800-171 Safeguarding Requirements
      1. Key controls
      2. “Adequate security” requirements
      3. SSPs and POAMs
  • Supply Chain Considerations
    1. Subcontractor requirements
    2. Best practices for prime contractor and subcontractor compliance
  • Cloud Computing Requirements


Dentons attorneys will present this all new series addressing cybersecurity requirements for federal government contractors.  This six-part series, useful to both large and small contractors alike and at both the prime and subcontract level, will provide important guidance for contractors who are seeking to ensure compliance with the government’s rapidly expanding cybersecurity requirements.  Contractors will learn about the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to contractors, including key agency-specific regulations; cyber requirements applicable to owners and operators of critical infrastructure, including the defense base; best practices for cyber breach investigation and response; and recent and future cyber developments, including the National Archives and Records Administration’s efforts to establish a government-wide system for identification and protection of controlled unclassified information. The series will be an invaluable resource for contractors who want to ensure compliance with existing cyber obligations while best positioning themselves competitively for future developments in the government contracts industry.

This series will be taught by attorneys from McKenna Long & Aldridge’s legacy government contracts group in tandem with attorneys from Dentons’ global privacy and security group.  A schedule of sessions is below.


Cybersecurity Webinar Series (to register for the 2017 series, click here)

Second Thursday of the Month

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (ET)

November 10, 2016: Overview of the Cyber Legal and Regulatory Maze

December 8, 2016: The FAR Basic Safeguarding Rule

January 12, 2017: The DoD Network Penetration Clause

February 9, 2017: Breach Investigation & Response

March 9, 2017: The NARA Rule / SP 800-171

April 27, 2017: Information Sharing: CISA and Beyond


*topics are subject to change*

Continuing Education Credits

1 credit per session; 8 credits for entire series

CPE (Management)
1.5 credit per session; 9 credits for entire series

1.25 credit per session; 7.5 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)

0.125 credit per session; 0.75 credits for entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.25 PDU credit per session; 7.5 PDU credits for entire series


Raisa Dunton



The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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