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Cybersecurity / CUI Information, Resources & Opportunities

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

Cyber / CUI News

Free SBA Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit
On October 26, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm ET, the SBA Will Convene Experts from the Cybersecurity and Business Worlds to Share Best Practices and Practical Tools to Help Small Businesses Bolster Their Cyber Defenses.

This cybersecurity forum, a first for the agency, will help introduce American small businesses to tools, tips, and resources to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure in addition to exploring new trends and challenges entrepreneurs are increasingly facing.

Additional information and registration is available at


Free Small Business Cybersecurity Webinars
The Office of DAF CISO is presenting a series of free small business Cybersecurity Webinars. These webinars entitled "SBIR/STTR and Small Business Cybersecurity Ask-Me-Anything" are held every Tuesday at 1pm EST. Additional information and registration is available at


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).

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has created a mandatory CUI training program for DoD employees and its industry partners. Additional information is available at


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)

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