Shodan founder John Matherly to speak at the National Cyber Summit for second year in a row.
The National Cyber Summit is glad to welcome back John Matherly, founder of Internet of Things search engine Shodan, to be a keynote speaker for the second year in a row.
Shodan is the world’s first computer search engine that allows users to find computers based on operating system, geography, software or network range. Matherly launched the system in 2009 after what began as a hobby in 2003, when he conceived the idea of searching devices linked to the Internet.
December 31, 2017 is the deadline for government contractors to be in compliance with the DFARS Supplement regarding data safeguarding requirements. As we get closer to the deadline, cybersecurity expertise to support these efforts will be harder to hire and will likely demand higher rates. Don’t be in a position where either the federal government or your prime cut you off because you can’t certify that you’re compliant with NIST 800-171.
Back on December 30, 2015, effective upon publication, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published a three-page interim rule revising its earlier August 2015 interim rule on Safeguarding Covered Defense Information. 80 Fed. Reg. 81,472 (Dec. 30, 2015), available here. The new interim rule gives contractors considerably more time to implement the requirements of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. DoD issued this new interim rule without the prior opportunity for public comment “to provide immediate relief from the requirement to have NIST 800-171 security requirements implemented at the time of contract award.” Unfortunately, too many contractors took this relief to be more than just a delay. Half of the extra time has now passed, and some companies are well on their way to compliance. And some haven’t even started.