MSPs for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure
Critical Infrastructure Industries
To inform the US Government and Critical Infrastructure industries on topics related to Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) dedicated to the National Security mission of maintaining a secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure.
AS A COLLECTIVE
We desire to collaborate as an industry advisory group to Congress, DoD, the Cyber AB, and state legislatures to provide insight into the importance of external service providers in securing critical infrastructure, the federal contracting base, and especially the Defense Industrial Base .
As a collective, we believe in identifying minimum requirements for External Service Provider (ESPs) that exceed the minimum requirements for CUI protection as defined in DFARS 252.204-7012 / NIST SP 800-171.
A NIST SP 800-53 Tailored Baseline for ESPs
Suggested changes to standards such as SP 800-171, 800-171A, 800-172 and 800-172A
We understand that proposals that have been submitted to Congress which include DoD appropriations for grants to DIB members to offset the necessary one-time investment in getting the DIB to CMMC compliance. The MSP Collective supports this effort and will continually seek new ways to support critical infastructure
Advocate for small businesses in the DIB