Complying with FAR and DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: December 08, 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Cybersecurity Landscape
  • Compliance with FAR 52.204-21
  • Compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012
  • September 2017 DPAP Guidance
  • Government Audit Rights
  • Potential Risks - Noncompliance and Cyber Incidents
  • Key Learning Points
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: December 8, 2017


This webinar will address the cybersecurity compliance obligations imposed on all government contractors by FAR 52.204-21 ("Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems") and on defense contractors by DFARS 252.204- 7012 ("Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting"). We will discuss the legal consequences of non-compliance and also highlight some of the unique compliance obligations imposed on cloud services by DoD.

This program was recorded on December 8th, 2017.

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American Bar Association


Susan B. Cassidy

Partner, Government Contradcts & Cybersecurity Practice Group
Covington & Burling LLP

Susan Cassidy advises clients on the complex rules and regulations imposed on government contractors, with a special emphasis on the defense and intelligence sectors. She combines a sophisticated knowledge of the FAR and DFARS with the practical insight gained from senior in-house positions at both dedicated defense and commercial item contractors.

Ms. Cassidy conducts internal investigations for clients on wide array of government contracts and national security compliance issues. She regularly advises on FAR mandatory disclosure obligations and represents clients with regard to these investigations before the agency, DOJ, and the relevant Suspension and Debarring Official. Ms. Cassidy spends considerable time advising on contractor cybersecurity requirements, including assessing contractual requirements and investigating and assisting clients with cyber breach incidents involving government information.

Ms. Cassidy has considerable litigation experience and has represented clients in bid protests, prime-subcontractor disputes, APA cases, and product liability litigation before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Covington, Ms. Cassidy served in a number of senior in-house counsel roles for commercial item and defense contractors. Before moving in-house, Ms. Cassidy was a litigation and government contracts partner at a large international law firm in DC.

Hilary Hageman

VP, Chief Privacy Officer & Chief Counsel for Cyber Security and Privacy
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Hilary L. Hageman is Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Counsel for Cyber Security and Privacy at a leading publically traded IT corporation. With 20 years of experience, she has a demonstrated record of finding creative and cost effective solutions to difficult cyber, privacy and government contracting law issues.

After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in History, Ms. Hageman earned her J.D. at Emory University School of Law and later received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jeffrey M. Chiow

Shareholder & Co-Chair, Government Contracts
Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Mr. Chiow represents clients in litigation and government investigations that usually have some nexus to a government contract. He also provides counsel on business and compliance issues faced by government contractors. He was named one of four “Associates to Watch” among all government contracts attorneys in the country by Chambers USA?. In 2014 and 2015, he was listed as a “Rising Star” among government contracts attorneys in Washington, DC by SuperLawyer?. Particular interests include aerospace and defense (he was a U.S. Marine Corps weapons and sensors officer in the F/A-18D Hornet before becoming a lawyer), bid protests, cybersecurity, technology services contracting, schedule contracting and contingency contracting.

Jeffery earned his JD at the George Washington University Law School.

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