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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

Navy CISO's Deep Blue Cyber Walk Through of all 110 Requirements of NIST SP 800-171 and Proposed CMMC 2.0 Level 2
On Nov 29 & 30, 2022 at 11:00am ET. we will talk about what is gained by implementing NIST SP 800-171, which is a component of the DFARS 252-204-7012, which is a requirement in the small business contract you sign today.

This talk is to help the C-suite understand the requirements as you ensure robust cybersecurity for your company’s intellectual property, your employee’s PII, your financial data and the protection of sensitive government data.

Join us at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday and Wednesday, for eight hours of fun (yes, we will make it fun)! Limited to the first 500 who sign-in.

Additional information and registration is available at


Blue Cyber Series of Free Small Business Cybersecurity Webinars
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 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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