What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

If you’re on this blog post, it’s likely you’re looking for resources related to the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) which will be in full effect for all DoD contractors and subcontractors starting late 2020. It’s very important to start looking into the CMMC and how to successfully pass an audit, now more than ever, as those who do not adapt quickly to these new rules risk ...

A Quick Guide to the 5 CMMC Levels

A Quick Guide to the 5 CMMC Levels

In our previous blog, we discussed that one of the key differences between Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the latter’s five maturity levels. 

5 Steps to Prepare for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

5 Steps to Prepare for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Before you start: Understand the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework   CMMC basics What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

How  to Achieve CMMC Compliance

How  to Achieve CMMC Compliance

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) possesses what is probably the largest supply chain in the world. The DoD works with thousands of contractors and sub-contractors that can pose an enormous cyber risk to national defense. In fact, cybersecurity lapses among DoD contractors allow hostile nations and cybercriminals to steal and expose sensitive information not meant for public eyes.

The Levels of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Explained

The Levels of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Explained

If you’re a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor or a subcontractor dealing with somebody who sells to the DoD, you might have already heard about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). If not, then you should know that beginning in late 2020, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), which regulates how DoD contractors should handle certain types of ...

An Introduction to the CMMC Certification

An Introduction to the CMMC Certification

The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector provides products and services that are essential to the military operations of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). As such, the sector keeps intellectual property and sensitive information — officially categorized as federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI) — that are highly sought after by ...

CMMC Requirements: What Manufacturers Need to Know

CMMC Requirements: What Manufacturers Need to Know

Contracting with the Department of Defense is a great opportunity to grow your manufacturing business. However, before landing your first contract with the DoD, you’ll need to meet a slew of regulatory compliance requirements. For manufacturing firms new to the game and with no expertise in this area of business, these requirements pose a real challenge. While manufacturing firms who have ...

DFARS Cybersecurity: Requirements and Compliance

DFARS Cybersecurity: Requirements and Compliance

Businesses that work with the Department of Defense (DoD) understand that there are precise controls for systems that utilize classified data. What might not be as well known are the specs for DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) and the compliance that applies to unclassified information. 

A Guide to CMMC & DFARS Compliance Requirements

A Guide to CMMC & DFARS Compliance Requirements

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a set of cybersecurity rules, guidelines, and regulation codes used by the Department of Defense (DoD) to safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI) obtained and transmitted by contractors and subcontractors. If your business provides products and services to the DoD, it must first comply with DFARS regulations.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Starts with DFARS: The Four Steps to Success

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Starts with DFARS: The Four Steps to Success

Contractors for the US Department of Defense (DoD) are expected to be familiar with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance requirements. If you’re a DoD contractor and want tips on how to achieve compliance, understand the difference between DFARS and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), or know the different types of self-assessment checklists for ...