Increased Cybersecurity Protection in Military, Defense, Homeland Security Product Testing
Retlif Testing Laboratories (Headquarters, Ronkonkoma, NY), a globally recognized, independent EMC/EMI and environmental testing organization, has achieved a significant milestone through the deployment of an effective cybersecurity plan that is in compliance with NIST 800-171 and Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Overseen and coordinated by Team Logic IT (South Setauket, NY), completion of the 12-month NIST cyber security compliance project means that Retlif’s Ronkonkoma New York, Harleysville, Pennsylvania and Goffstown, New Hampshire testing laboratories are certified to deliver a higher degree of cybersecurity protection.
“Our clients find that such compliance is a high level difference-maker,” Retlif President Walter Poggi observed. “Given today’s rampant cybersecurity attacks that plague every business in every industry, the U.S. government created a comprehensive set of regulations to combat hacking efforts and to keep Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) secure. In military and defense product manufacturing, this would affect anything other than COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) and includes modified COTS products. I’m very pleased to announce that Retlif is one of the first organizations in the testing industry to offer NIST standard cybersecurity compliance to our clients who manufacture military, defense and homeland security products and systems for just about every application imaginable.”
CUI, a term applied to virtually any sensitive, unclassified information that the U.S. government shares with governmental agencies, contractors and subcontractors, runs the gamut from financial information to product patents.
“Achieving certification to NIST standards is a complex process,” commented Roger Noakes, President of Team Logic IT. “With Retlif, all required controls, documentation and procedures were defined and established, followed by extensive training of designated personnel. Both Team Logic IT and designated Retlif engineers will continually monitor for full cybersecurity compliance .
Mr. Poggi agreed. “We collectively recognize that cybersecurity countermeasures and threats appear and evolve rapidly and are certainly not limited to the military, defense and homeland security industries. NIST 800-171 compliance at Retlif is not a one and done situation. It’s about vigilance over time. It’s about Retlif remaining fully committed and fully engaged in a continuous process of threat discovery, threat defense and threat prevention for the ultimate benefit of our clients.
About Retlif Testing Laboratories: Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, Retlif Testing Laboratories ( www.retlif.com ) is one of the USA’s highest profile independent testing laboratories. Retlif provides complete EMC/EMI and Environmental Simulation Testing and engineering services for military, defense, homeland security, aerospace, avionics, rail, maritime, and medical device applications. Retlif’s test data is recognized worldwide. The organization is strategically focused on test results with a mission to provide tangible customer value through testing and engineering services and has additional laboratories and facilities in Goffstown New Hampshire, Harleysville Pennsylvania.