American universities are breeding grounds for innovation and research for students from around the world. They are also a primary target of IP theft and cyber attack by some of these very students and their governments.

These same universities, supported by industry and by grants from the US federal and state governments, must be ready to protect the billions of dollars invested by the government and corporations to develop new technologies. Therefore, universities receiving grant money from the DoD and DARPA are required to meet and comply with the DFARS Contract Clause that requires standards for Protecting Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations in compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171.

This compliance requirement is why universities need SPYRUS Solutions to protect endpoints and content with the highest level of encryption, authentication and access control. SPYRUS provides military grade cyber security solutions that assure Higher Education Institutions that receive Federal grant money for advanced research will meet industry and government mandates for security. SPYRUS solutions can help universities protect research and intellectual property to meet government security requirements while allowing students and employees to use their own devices on campus.

SPYRUS solutions allow any organization to immediately meet the mandatory requirement of DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 effective since Dec. 2017. The SPYRUS hardware roots of trust security solutions offer data protection assurance and continuity of operation at a cost-effective price point.

Learn how SPYRUS can help you meet DFARS Requirements, read our DFARS Whitepaper.

Read more on DFARS (Clause 252.204-7012)

Read the NIST publication

Understand how the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment  OUSD (A&S) is working with DoD stakeholders, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and industry to develop the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Learn more about how we work with universities:

SPYRUS and Texas A&M University Use Case on TAMU’s Secure Research Enclave Authentication & Access Control

See the Oct. 2019 Spyrus Blog for Addressing the Threat to IP at American Universities.   

Read Security Magazine’s article on Spyrus’ and Texas A&M University Addressing the Threat to IP at American Universities.

Interested in how SPYRUS can help your organization with today’s security challenges?