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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.