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Which CMMC 2.0 Level Is Right for Your Company?

Which CMMC 2.0 Level Is Right for Your Company?

In January 2020, the US Department of Defense (DoD) launched the first version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 1.0) framework. This framework was created to ensure that appropriate cybersecurity measures were in place to protect the following types of information: 

What Companies Should Know About the DoD’s CMMC Update

What Companies Should Know About the DoD’s CMMC Update

On November 4, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced several changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, now referred to as CMMC 1.0. CMMC 2.0, the updated version of the framework, is a culmination of the DoD’s months-long internal review of CMMC 1.0’s implementation and significant changes to the program’s strategic direction.

The Timeline for CMMC 2.0 Rollout: What You Should Know

The Timeline for CMMC 2.0 Rollout: What You Should Know

In November 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will be undergoing three major changes to help reduce costs, streamline the compliance process, and be better aligned with other federal standards.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: 3 Big Changes

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: 3 Big Changes

Major changes are underway for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Previewed in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on November 4, 2021, the revamped program is called “CMMC 2.0”. This new certification model promises to streamline compliance for defense contractors and their suppliers, specifically by cutting the red tape, clarifying cybersecurity regulatory and ...

The Strategy Behind the DoD’s CMMC Update

The Strategy Behind the DoD’s CMMC Update

After months of internal study, the Department of Defense (DoD) has revealed its intention of updating the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The following are the eight different strategic lines of thinking behind the DoD’s efforts to modify and expand the program.

Charles IT Acquires Managed Services Provider NST Systems, Inc.

Charles IT Acquires Managed Services Provider NST Systems, Inc.

Jan. 3, 2022, Middletown, Conn.–– Charles IT, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity and compliance services, has acquired NST Systems Inc. to expand its offerings throughout Connecticut and metro New York.

A Technical Look at CMMC 2.0 Updates

A Technical Look at CMMC 2.0 Updates

In 2021, the US Department of Defense (DoD) updated the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. The revamp makes the CMMC system more streamlined and flexible to allow defense contractors and their suppliers to comply with the DoD’s cybersecurity standards.

How to Use Microsoft Teams Better: 8 Things to Start Doing Now

How to Use Microsoft Teams Better: 8 Things to Start Doing Now

Microsoft Teams is more than just a video conferencing platform. As part of the Microsoft 365 product line, it is a full-fledged collaboration and communication solution, not to mention a vital tool in the era of remote work. That said, while Teams appears relatively simple on the surface, it includes many features and functions that might not be immediately obvious. To get the most out of your ...

Microsoft Office 365: Understand the Full Potential

Microsoft Office 365: Understand the Full Potential

Microsoft Office 365 was recently rebranded to just Microsoft 365 to reflect its broader scope than what was originally envisaged by the world’s favorite desktop productivity suite. Although the core applications remain largely the same, this broader software ecosystem encompasses a range of cloud computing tools, such as internal team websites on SharePoint and OneDrive online storage.

Outlook Business Email: See What It Can Really Do For Your Business

Outlook Business Email: See What It Can Really Do For Your Business

Everyone knows that Outlook office email lets you manage emails, calendars, and contacts in a single application. Now part of the much broader Microsoft 365 line of subscription services, Outlook Office 365 email features deep integration with other business-critical applications, such as SharePoint and Teams. You can access Microsoft Outlook online via any web browser or through the Outlook ...