Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #10
|September 15 · Issue #10|
The newsletter from Assurity Drive the all in one military-grade cybersecurity solution for Department of Defense contractors. Assurity Drive covers DFARS 7012/NIST SP 800-171 & Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification compliance and works for any company that needs military grade security.
Event Date: September 16–17 • Location: Virtual: Cyber Florida Executive Director Mike McConnell, VADM, USN, Retired, will join Space Florida CEO Frank DiBello for a discussion on “Cybersecurity and the Space Industry: Introduction to CMMC, the New Cybersecurity Standards” at the upcoming Fl Register Here
(Baltimore, MD, September 1, 2020) The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) which serves as the authorized training, credentialing and accreditation ecosystem announced today that it has signed an MOU with Dun & Bradstreet to provide, as a partner, financial and ownership background checks for the organizations applying for accreditation by the CMMC-AB.
Implementation of the cybersecurity standard for the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain poses a Herculean task, with roughly 300,000 companies in the defense industrial base seeking certification.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that new solicitations will include the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMCAB) and the Department of Defense has been released to the public. The full MOU is available here.
The CMMC Academy Virtual Summit will provide insights from CMMC leaders and explore relevant topics such as the international impacts of CMMC, and the legal aspects of the cybersecurity model. The focus of the event is on how prime contractors and their subcontractors can get ready for CMMC assessments.
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Note that plenty of citations are at the end of the newsletter, so you can fact-check everything for yourself to understand how critical the timing and your choices are for your business.
In 2020, big changes are coming. The DoD has issued a hard-stop to non-compliant contractors with the CMMC to avoid the Trojan Horse of risk and liability in their supply-chain.
The Assurity Group, LLC Team