Thoughts from the Southeast Region Cyber-Symposium
September 15th 2017
By Matt Fraser
Epsilon was pleased to sponsor this year’s first Southeast Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium hosted by NC US Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, as well as the NC Military Business Center. Attended by roughly 150 people, it was clear that many people were very interested in the current threat matrix in the cyber world as well as the impending Department of Defense (DoD) driven Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regulations around cyber security.
The speakers and panel discussions throughout the day all agreed that cyber is now an operational domain in terms of the collective defense of our country. Studies have shown that the silicon (computers) are not the true threat in the cyber realm, it’s carbon (people). This has proven true with combating technological threats. Time and time again, it has been shown that teams of people with inferior computers have been able to beat more advanced technology when paired against each other.
The US government is taking security in the cyber realm very seriously and it will only get more complex as time goes on. Because of this, we are realizing that to have a secure military and therefore country, we must have secure and compliant suppliers and contractors. These are the vulnerabilities that offer the most risk today and why the DoD DFARS compliance rules are coming down on contractors and sub-contractors.
While there are still so many questions surrounding these DFARS compliance rules, Epsilon serves as a resource that can help. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting DFARS compliance with your company, you can find more information at our website: www.epsilon-inc.com/dfars.
Matt Fraser is the Director of Business Development at Epsilon, Inc, a Managed Services Provider based in NC. Epsilon provides the best of breed products and services including its 24x7 Solutions Center Help Desk Support, its SAVE Hybrid Cloud Technologies, Network & Security Assessments, Compliance-Based Risk Assessments, and project-based engineering services. To find out more about Epsilon, please visit us at www.epsilon-inc.com.