CMMC, A DoD Cyber Defense Standard

A. Pabrai
ecfirst, Inc., California, United States

Poster stand number: T121

Keywords: CMMC, cyber defense, cyber supply chain, DoD cybersecurity, CUI

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a U.S. DoD certification process that measures the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of sensitive data – specifically, Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), within the supply chain. CMMC is the cyber standard for this decade and beyond. Every cyber, compliance, IT professional, including executives, should get to better understand CMMC, and consider its application to their business or organization. And, with CMMC 2.0 there have been several significant updates to this standard. CMMC is designed to provide the U.S. DoD assurance that a contractor can adequately protect CUI at a level commensurate with the risk, accounting for flow down to subcontractors in a multi-tier supply chain. In this fast-paced, fact-based CMMC brief, you will: • Walk through core CMMC components, organization and CMMC Levels. • Examine CMMC alignment with NIST Standards. • Understand the CMMC ecosystem and steps for assessment readiness. • Step through key phases for achieving CMMC certification. Examine the key steps to successfully achieve CMMC cybersecurity certification. CMMC is the future cyber defense standard. Now! Other federal government agencies will align with the CMMC standard.