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The CMMC Timeline for Meeting Requirements and Roadmap for RFPs

The CMMC Timeline for Meeting Requirements and Roadmap for RFPs

In an effort to increase the resilience of its enormous supply chain, the Department of Defense has mandated that all contractors and subcontractors meet the CMMC requirements by 2026. However, the CMMC timeline also included the incorporation of CMMC requirements as early as September this year. The first round of auditors is now undergoing training, so contractors should be ready for audits by ...

Why You Need Continuous Vulnerability Scanning to Uphold CMMC Compliance

Why You Need Continuous Vulnerability Scanning to Uphold CMMC Compliance

  With over 300,000 defense contractors, the DoD has one of the biggest supply chains in the world. The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is constantly exposed to a wide variety of threats, including state espionage and state-sponsored attacks. To counter these threats in the age of cyberwarfare, the federal government is starting to enforce the DoD CMMC regulations. The framework is design to ...

Why Encryption Is So Vital to the DoD CMMC Compliance Framework

Why Encryption Is So Vital to the DoD CMMC Compliance Framework

Encryption is one of the most important features of the DoD CMMC framework, as well as any healthy cybersecurity posture. Every organization should deploy encryption across all systems which store, process, or transmit potentially sensitive information. Not only is encryption of all controlled unclassified information (CUI) pertaining to the Department of defense mandatory – it will also protect ...

Security Awareness Training: A Must for DoD CMMC Compliance

Security Awareness Training: A Must for DoD CMMC Compliance

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a cohesive cybersecurity standard based on various security frameworks, including NIST SP 800-171 and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO). It features five cybersecurity maturity levels and 17 domains that outline specific requirements that Department of Defense (DoD) contractors must meet before they can work on ...

CMMC Application Deadline Readiness Checklist: What You Need Completed Now

CMMC Application Deadline Readiness Checklist: What You Need Completed Now

Cyberattacks pose a serious threat to national security, and defense contractors should start preparing now for the new wave of legislation being introduced to guard against those threats. With CMMC audits expected to start taking place by the end of the year, potential and existing DoD contractors are running out of time to prepare for their CMMC applications.

How Your Business Can Prepare for DoD CMMC Certification by 2021

How Your Business Can Prepare for DoD CMMC Certification by 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) is expecting all companies working in its industrial base to comply with the requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 1.0 by next year. This is part of the Pentagon's plan to safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI) and industrial base networks from cyberattacks.

Is Your Company Ready To Pass a CMMC Compliance Audit?

Is Your Company Ready To Pass a CMMC Compliance Audit?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified cybersecurity standard for protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI) pertaining to the Department of Defense. The DoD has one of the world’s biggest supply chains, spanning over 300,000 organizations. Any organization that’s part of that supply chain in any capacity, or is considering signing off contracts with the DoD ...

5 Things DoD contractors need to do before the CMMC compliance deadline

5 Things DoD contractors need to do before the CMMC compliance deadline

The official CMMC requirements, released in January 2020, specifies that organizations in the defense supply chain will need a third-party security assessment before they are awarded a certification. The first round of assessors is now in the process of being trained, and it’s likely that the first CMMC audits will be carried out early next year or possibly earlier. Despite the ongoing pandemic, ...

7 Reasons Why You Need a CMMC Assessment and How Charles IT Can Help

7 Reasons Why You Need a CMMC Assessment and How Charles IT Can Help

The defense industrial base (DIB) is one the world’s biggest supply chains, comprising more than 300,000 organizations. This includes any business or institution which has contracts with the US DoD, a supplier portfolio that ranges from universities which carry out critical research to enterprises that product, deliver, and operate military systems.

CMMC News You Need to Know: Regulations Still on the Way

CMMC News You Need to Know: Regulations Still on the Way

The regulatory landscape is constantly changing to the extent many organizations are finding it hard to keep up. However, achieving and maintaining compliance is critical for holding on to lucrative contracts, as well as expanding into new markets. For organizations working with the Department of Defense, the uncertainties around achieving the desired compliance level of the cybersecurity ...