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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 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


DAF CISO Virtual Small Business Cybersecurity Boot Camp Free, All-Day, Public
This virtual event, to be held August 22, 2022, is your opportunity to join hundreds of your peers and learn about the resources available to you to help secure your small business and to comply with the DoDís requirements for small business contractors.

The course, led by Mr. Aaron Bishop of the DAF CISO, will address the imperative for small businesses to protect their data and networks, as well as protecting sensitive DOD data.

Information and course 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


NIST Wants Comments on Projected CUI SP 800-171 Updates
For the CUI Aware: NIST is updating their CUI SP 800-171 Rev 3 draft and wants your feedback. The details are 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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