Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #17

January 5 · Issue #17

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: The Dramatic Year of the Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity ProgramCMMC: The Dramatic Year of the Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program


In 2020, an ambitious Defense Department effort to account for its suppliers’ cybersecurity had many in the community kicking and screaming in tow, but represents a new collective policy thrust that won’t be dismissed.

These 7 DOD contracts could be the first to get CMMC requirements


The Department of Defense announced the first contracts it plans to add new contractor and subcontractor cybersecurity requirements to. The Pentagon aims to integrate Cybersecurity Maturity Model  Certification (CMMC) requirements to seven pilots contracts by the end of 2021.

CMMC Series Part 1: The Background & Timeline For 2021


In This Article Learn the differences between Federal Contract Information (FCI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and Controlled Technical Information (CTI) within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. Figure out which CMMC Level you may be required to meet.

Ready for CMMC? Here’s how you can get there


The new standard is rolling out, with many government contractors wondering how they can achieve compliance. Discussing federal compliance with mandated standards isn’t a thrilling prospect for most businesses.

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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