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Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #13

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October 6 · Issue #13

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.


DoD Issues Interim Rule Implementing CMMC Cyber Rules for all DoD Contractors

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The Interim Rule takes effect on November 30, 2020. This new Interim Rule is part of DoD’s efforts to enhance the protection of sensitive data within the Federal supply chain. The CMMC framework adds a verification and assessment component to DoD’s cybersecurity requirements encompassed in the basic safeguarding requirements of FAR clause 52.

DoD’s Long Awaited Rule on CMMC – Plus a New Cybersecurity Assessment Methodology for Contractors to Start Right NowDoD’s Long Awaited Rule on CMMC – Plus a New Cybersecurity Assessment Methodology for Contractors to Start Right Now

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For contractors already required to comply with NIST SP 800-171, per DFARS 252.204-7012, DoD now is going to hold those contractors accountable, instituting an assessment and reporting system to verify compliance before new contracts can be awarded. 

The Importance of CMMC in Showcasing a Contractor’s Security Capabilities

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What Does Getting a CMMC Accreditation Involve? The DOD encourages its contractors to complete a self-assessment prior to scheduling a CMMC assessment.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Why You Should Care

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The U.S. Department of Defense released the first version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) back on January 31, 2020. Since that time, there has been a flurry of different industry experts working towards helping clients understand and prepare for getting certified under CMMC.

CMMC rule change is through the interagency review process

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The Defense Department‘s new cybersecurity standard for contractors has completed the interagency review process, a DOD spokeswoman told FedScoop, and it will head into an open comment period once an interim rule is published.

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

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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.

Thanks,

The Assurity Group, LLC Team

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