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 ...

CMMC Certification Levels: What Is the Right Level for My Company?

CMMC Certification Levels: What Is the Right Level for My Company?

  With the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 1.0 finally released, contractors looking to work for the Department of Defense (DoD) are wondering what CMMC level they should apply for. While being closely similar to the Version 0.7 draft, the final version of the CMMC model includes descriptions of processes and practices in Appendix B and source mapping in Appendix E.

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 5

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 5

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified security standard requiring contractors working for the US Department of Defense (DoD) to implement strong cybersecurity protocols to safeguard sensitive government information. The CMMC framework was developed with the help of federally funded research and development centers and university affiliated research centers. It takes ...

Your technology checklist for achieving CMMC level 4

Your technology checklist for achieving CMMC level 4

The cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) represents the federal government’s next step in the standardization of information security controls and processes throughout the entire DoD supply chain. It applies to the 300,000+ organizations that provide contracting services and products to the DoD.

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 3

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 3

Contractors and subcontractors for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) should have a working knowledge of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. It’s the set of guidelines set by the DoD in implementing cybersecurity protocols for contractors. These guidelines augment, and overlap with, the requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement ...

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 2

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 2

According to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), all contractors and subcontractors must be certified before they can bid and work for the US Department of Defense. The CMMC framework categorizes contractors into five maturity levels based on the complexity of their cybersecurity policies.

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 1

Technology Checklist for CMMC Level 1

  Did the expensive and resource-intensive requirements of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance prevent you from bidding on a US Department of Defense (DoD) contract before? Well, you’ll be happy to know that the DoD is now transitioning to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. 

The Importance of Endpoint Encryption for DoD CMMC Requirements

The Importance of Endpoint Encryption for DoD CMMC Requirements

One of the most crucial aspects of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements involves the strict implementation of data privacy protocols. Both small and large DoD contractors and subcontractors must comply with these requirements, depending on their CMMC level. 

The CMMC Application Process: What You Need to Know

The CMMC Application Process: What You Need to Know

The US Department of Defense (DoD) works with over 300,000 contractors and subcontractors every day. These companies handle a huge amount of sensitive government information, such as federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI), making them prime targets for cybercriminals and hostile countries.

5 Tips For Implementing A System Security Plan For The DoD CMMC Framework

5 Tips For Implementing A System Security Plan For The DoD CMMC Framework

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a universal cybersecurity standard, which applies across the entire supply chain of the US Department of Defense. This includes over 300,000 companies. CMMC builds upon the established NIST SP 800-171 documentation to identify five levels of cybersecurity maturity. Most importantly, it requires that all DoD contractors obtain third-party ...