Knowing whether or not your business is prepared for a potential cyber attack is a must, especially for government contractors. Making sure you are up to date on CMCC regulations and certifications is becoming a necessary action for many businesses. Read more to know what CMMC is and who it applies to.
What is CMMC?
CMMC stands “for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification” and it is a model containing requirements and regulations for businesses to stay up to date on their cybersecurity methods and controls. The CMMC contains multiple levels of certifications from the most basic cybersecurity protections to some of the more advanced strategies. This certification was designed by the U.S. Department of Defense in order to create an all encompassing cybersecurity standard for the federal government’s defense contractors.
Who Does This Apply To?
The CMMC certification directly applies to prime contractors who work with the DoD (Department of Defense), and even sub contractors that still deal with government information. These certification levels will vary from contract to contract, but the purpose of of the CMMC is to standardize cybersecurity controls across companies that come into direct contact with government information.
When Will The CMMC Come Into Effect?
While some DoD contractors have already been requesting CMMC certifications it is not expected to roll out for all contractors until 2026.
While it is important to understand and know whether or not you will need to comply with CMMC regulations, it will always be necessary to stay updated on Security Awareness Training to make sure that your and your employees know how to protect your data.
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