Defense contractors and sub-contractors working with the US Department of Defense (DoD) will need to attain Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as a prerequisite to get the contract.
The theft of IP and sensitive information due to malicious cyber activity costs the US economy to the tune of $109B yearly. The global impact is around $600B yearly. This includes the DIB (Defense Industrial Base) of 300,000 entities plus their supply chain. To this end, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)) has developed, in liaison with Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins, the CMMC Maturity Model to help arrest this adverse trend. This is a certification assessment model.
CMMC adds a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices. It makes sure processes are in place to provide increased assurance to the DoD that a DIB contractor can adequately protect CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) at a level commensurate with the risk, accounting for information flow down to its subcontractors in a multi-tier supply chain. This webinar intends to present the CMMC model at an introductory level.
DOD contractors needing an introduction to CMMC
Cost: No Charge
As noted earlier, cybercrime is costing the DIB (Defense Industrial Base) and its supply chain, thereby the DOD, to the extent of over $100B each year. To stem this tide, there has been an urgent need to protect CUI/FCI at the DOD level. To this end, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)), in liaison with Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins, has developed the CMMC model. Starting in 2020, the DoD will begin phasing in CMMC certification requirements into contracts at an appropriate maturity level.
The model consists of maturity processes and cybersecurity best practices evolved from multiple cybersecurity standards, frameworks, and other references.
For further information please contact: Seshadri.Jagannathan@sgs.com