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Newsletter of Assurity Drive - Issue #19

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February 2 · Issue #19

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: CMMC RFPs Releasing Starting in Mid-MarchDoD: CMMC RFPs Releasing Starting in Mid-March

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While the Department of Defense (DoD) is still adjudicating comments on its latest Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines, Katie Arrington, CISO for the department of Acquisition at DoD, said the department would be ready to release its first Request for Proposal (RFP) by mid-M

Can My Organization Handle CMMC Internally?

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Most organizations are not recommended to internally handle all aspects of CMMC preparation even if they have an in-house IT team.

Contractors are Required to Comply with Interim Rule

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As of Nov. 30, defense contractors and suppliers are required to comply with an interim rule that strengthens implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, which is designed to protect controlled unclassified information from hackers.

Final rule, formal training orgs on CMMC could hit this summer

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A final rule on the Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard could debut as soon as this summer, defense officials said. But implementation hinges on standing up a formal training system.

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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