The Internet has quickly revolutionized the way governments, companies, and other organizations conduct business. But in their haste to gain market share and meet client/constituent expectations, many organizations are pushing out products and services that are not, and using IT infrastructure that is not, secure. This has made it easy for criminals and other adversaries to conduct ransomware attacks, steal data, manipulate systems, and even take control over critical infrastructure. These criminal acts are shutting down governments for weeks on end, forcing businesses out of business, and wreaking havoc on our national security and our economy. This needs to change.
June 16 DoD memo increases pressure on contractors to ensure their cybersecurity programs are in line with requirements.
Regan Edens' LinkedIn post is nothing short of a CMMC national call to action. To bottom line it, there are two facts.
There is the one most important word that every supplier to the DIB needs to know and needs to know now. Otherwise, they risk their ability to bid on new business as soon as 9 months from now.
That one word?
President Biden's Executive Order: "...cybersecurity requires more than government action. Protecting our Nation from malicious cyber actors requires the Federal Government to partner with the private sector."
Here is a way to ACTUALLY deliver on the directive.
Whatever the mechanism, make it more profitable to be secure than insecure. That simple market dynamic is all that matters. Here is how to make CMMC work using market economics, rather than fighting them...
Communication is a critical for an effective cybersecurity program. Taking the time to establish frames of reference can help keep everyone from talking past each other.
FutureFeed releases its CMMC 2.0 upgrade on Monday, 15 November 2021. Details include the elimination of deprecated practices and processes, user interface changes, and a full merger of NIST 800-171 and CMMC Level 2 - Advanced.
With many organizations finding themselves relieved of the 3rd-part CMMC assessment requirement, it is time to tackle the challenge of the self-assessment. What does it mean to self-assess, and how to start?
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