The Necessity and Challenges of Cybersecurity Program Maturity

The U.S. Department of Defense launched the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in response to the escalating cyber threats. This initiative underscores the increasing emphasis on the maturity of cybersecurity programs as a benchmark for assessment and standardization within the Defense Industrial Base and its extensive supply chain. Yet, a surprising revelation from Infosecurity Magazine… Read More

CMMC 2.0, NIST, and Risk Management

Cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and sophistication. To address this evolution, the Department of Defense has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 to ensure that defense contractors maintain robust cybersecurity practices to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  To address one of the most important processes in modern security (risk management), CMMC… Read More

CMMC 2.0 Updates: More Contractors Expected to Require Full CMMC Certification

With the Department of Defense unveiling CMMC version 2.0 last November, many contractors breathed a sigh of relief. The relaxed assessment requirements and streamlined structure signaled a willingness from the DoD to work with assessors and contractors to find a way to promote security over Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) without making the process harder than… Read More

What is the Difference Between DFARS and CMMC?

Security and compliance are paramount in the defense industry–even for unclassified information, like Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The operations of these particular industries call for the utmost discretion, and all stakeholders must be on the same page.  As modern digital infrastructure makes its way into the defense supply chain, it’s equally crucial for contractors and… Read More

NIST SP 800-171 vs. 800-172: What’s the Difference?

The unveiling of CMMC 2.0 last November raised a lot of questions, but also brought a lot of relief. The streamlining of security around Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) will help defense agencies and contractors better secure their systems without burdening them with operational overhead. This is crucial for organizations who want to support these agencies… Read More