The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the latest government cybersecurity regulation that is required of any business who wishes to renew or win contracts from the Department of Defense (DoD). With cybersecurity threats increasing (such as Solar Winds), CMMC is the latest effort to drive higher protection of sensitive data by moving from a self-assessment approach to being certified by a third-party.
CMMC is a tiered approach to meet levels of maturity that encompass cybersecurity, compliance and privacy. Companies have to achieve a certification through a third-party certification anywhere from Level 1 through Level 5 depending on the type of data they must safeguard.
Each level has multiple domains, controls and processes that a business must actively demonstrate in order to earn that level of certification. For example, Level 3 covers 17 domains across 130 practices.
It has been estimated that over 300,000 DoD contractors may be facing this new regulation to continue their contractual status.
Companies who want to get ahead of the curve for DoD contractual requirements are discovering that CMMC certification can be overwhelming, especially with the strapped resources and tight market for hiring chief information security officer expertise. Most companies are frustrated trying to find a single source.
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