Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #11


Newsletter of Assurity Drive

September 22 · Issue #11

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.

CMMC reciprocity guidelines are still a work in progress

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The Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, is slated to roll out in November.

A CMMC-AB OverviewA CMMC-AB Overview


A conversation with Ty Schieber, Board Chairman of the CMMC Accreditation Body as well as Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer, Acquisition, Department of Defense and Shannon Jackson, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs.

Email Sandboxing Required By CMMC


In the CMMC process, one of the controls that many organizations may have some issues understanding or implementing is Email Sandboxing or SI.3.220. An overview for this control states an organization should utilize sandboxing to detect or block potentially malicious email.

Cybersecurity Training For DoD Contractors.


Companies contracting or subcontracting with the Department of Defense (DoD) should know that they are required to comply with minimum cybersecurity standards that were added to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) a few years ago.

CMMC-AB Board Announces Major Milestone


(Washington, D.C., September 16, 2020) The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), in coordination with the Department of Defense, has reached a monumental milestone with the initial training of provisional assessors.

Need to learn more about CMMC?

Check out our free twenty-three-page whitepaper.

We put a link to a twenty-three-page whitepaper below to describe this current issue of security and compliance thoroughly.

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.

Download the Whitepaper: DoD Contractor Security and the CMMC


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


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