Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #14

October 14 · Issue #14

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.

Your Best Cyber Defense Isn’t a ’60s Super Spy. It’s You.Your Best Cyber Defense Isn’t a ’60s Super Spy. It’s You.


Why hasn’t the defense industrial base (DIB) been able to stymie the cyber incursions of foreign adversaries? Certainly, major manufacturers have invested millions of dollars and hours in cybersecurity programs. So, what’s been going wrong?…

Defense Department Certification Body Could Itself Conduct Audits Under Interim Rule


The Defense Department has its own auditors, who operate out of the Defense Contract Management Agency, but the rule described a need to establish a nonprofit accreditation body in order to handle the volume of companies—at least 220,966 known unique prime and subcontractors—that would ultimately need to be certified. DOD expects 1,110 of these will be finished within the first year of the rule taking effect.

Katie Arrington, CISO for DoD’s Acquisition Office, Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading CMMC Initiative


Executive Mosaic founder and CEO Jim Garrettson presented Katie Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) for the Department of Defense (DoD), her first Wash100 Award…

What will CMMC compliance cost my business?


As the rollout to CMMC comes closer, defense contractors are worried about how much compliance will cost their company. For some that have been keeping up with NIST 800-171 and DFARS 252.204.7012 requirements, compliance will be a manageable cost.

CMMC AB National Conversation Series - An Overview with Board Chairman, Ty Schieber


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.

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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