Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #16

December 16 · Issue #16

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.

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On behalf of Assurity Group, we wish you & your family a joyous holiday season and all the best in 2021!

Final CMMC acquisition rule goes into effect


After months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) rule change is officially here. The new CMMC rule in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs) officially took effect Tuesday after a 60-day comment period.

The DFARS Interim Rule: What you need to know


In September 2020, DoD released its long-anticipated DFARS Interim Rule, which goes into effect November 30, 2020.

CMMC compliance means DoD business


YARMOUTH, Maine—The Department of Defense (DoD) has begun rolling out its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program designed for companies that want to do business with the federal government.

Pentagon reveals first contracts to serve as pathfinders for CMMC


The Defense Department on Thursday disclosed the first seven contracts that are likely to be the initial test cases for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, DoD’s new approach to shoring up its suppliers’ IT security.

Civilian-side CMMC

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Federal technology contractors should expect more cybersecurity and supply chain risk mitigation requirements to appear in General Services Administration contracts, according to one of the agency’s top acquisition managers.

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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