Update November 2023:The timeline for when CMMC will be officially published has been altered over the past year. In 2022, the original plan was to see CMMC wording included in contracts by May of 2023. However, as of July 24th, 2023, the proposed CMMC rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget where they will have 90 days to review and send it back for changes. If approved, the rule will enter into a public comment period. This means that CMMC may be finalized in Q1 of 2025.
With CMMC being required for certain organizations working with the federal government many people may ask the question: Who needs it?
The short answer to this question is any organization that is contracted, works for, or receives controlled classified information (CUI) from the federal government. The fact that the private sector and the government cooperate constantly has led for the necessity of standardized cyber practices across the supply chain. These standards are especially useful for manufacturers who supply much of the nation's necessary products. Due to 66% of manufacturing firms experiencing an IoT related security instant it is no wonder the government is searching for secure and trustworthy partners.
CMMC is also applicable to all critical infrastructure sectors. Because the chemical, environmental, manufacturing and many more sectors work with the DIB or DOJ it is more than likely that your organization will have to comply with CMMC regulations.
If you believe that your organization will be required to comply with CMMC regulations, then your next question is probably: What should I do about it
The CMMC 2.0 model contains three levels: Foundational, Advanced, and Expert. Each level has various controls and processes that must be implemented in order for a business to be compliant. If your organization already has a strong security culture, then you may have already implemented some of the most foundational security practices. However, to comply with the upper two levels of CMMC your organization will most likely have to undergo and external audit from a third party certified in making sure you're compliant.
Luckily, CorpInfoTech can attest for your organization up to maturity level two of the CMMC. Our approach to security is holistic and done completely in house. This means that your audit will be comprehensive as well as provide next steps to making sure your business is where it needs to be to apply for CMMC.
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