Cybersecurity is a critical and rapidly changing field of major importance to all, including small SBIR businesses. Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) awareness and conformance is mandatory for firms doing business with the DoD under contracts with CUI requirements.
There are new Cybersecurity / CUI assistance and training services available to you, many at no cost. The information below is not comprehensive nor authoritative and is subject to change pending future additions. Check back frequently for updates or you can register to receive notifications of updates to this page. [Register here]
Important Cyber / CUI Resource Links
DON Blue Cyber Weekly Series of Free Small Business Ask Me Anything Cybersecurity Webinars
Cyber / CUI News
The Office of DON CISO is presenting a series of free Blue Cyber small business Cybersecurity Webinars. These webinars entitled "SBIR/STTR and Small Business Cybersecurity Ask-Me-Anything" are held every Tuesday at 1pm EST and hosted by cybersecurity expert Kelley Kiernan. Additional information and registration is available Here
DON Blue Cyber Monthly Series of Free Small Business Cybersecurity Boot Camps
These monthly Blue Cyber webinar Boot Camps are hosted by cybersecurity expert Kelley Kiernan, of the DON Chief Information Security Officer's Blue Cyber Program. The Boot Camp webinars (approximately 6 hours) are usually held from 10:00a to 4:00p ET.
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Training
CUI training is mandatory for all DoD civilian and military personnel as well as contractors in accordance with DoD Instruction 5200.48, paragraph 3.6(b).
Cybersecurity Shields Up Advisory and Resources
The DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) has published an important document with information about the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) "Shields UP" Advisory. It also includes listings of free cybersecurity tools and assistance for small business. View/Download Your Copy Here (PDF Format)