Cybersecurity is no joke. And that’s just the message that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is sending with its creation of the Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative. This initiative allows the DOJ to use civil enforcement of the False Claims Act (FCA) against government contractors and grant recipients who fail to follow required cybersecurity standards, jeopardizing U.S. information and infrastructure.
All government contractors should take this initiative very seriously. Failure to adopt and maintain cybersecurity best practices can mean reimbursing the government and taxpayers for losses incurred if your company fails to satisfy your cybersecurity obligations. In fact, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, the DOJ collected more than $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government.
SME can help you avoid DOJ scrutiny and potential FCA claims with our trusted cybersecurity tools that meet federal standards and regulatory obligations. We can help you implement a cybersecurity hygiene strategy so you can avoid FCA enforcement.
Give us a call at 703-378-4110 if you’re ready to learn more about how SME can help.