CMMC 2.0

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Will Microsoft GCC High Work for CMMC 2.0?

Defense Industrial Base (DIB) has become a target of increasingly complex and frequent cyberattacks. To protect the FCI (Federal Contract Information) and CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information), in November 2021, OUSD A&S announced CMMC 2.0. It aims to dynamically improve the DIB cybersecurity to meet the evolving cyber threats, instill a collaborative culture of cyber resilience and cybersecurity, and ensure accountability while reducing barriers to compliance.

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What is CMMC 2.0

The basic premise of the CMMC is to ensure that by 2025, all the DoD supply chain contractors and subcontractors, except for the providers of commercial-off-the-shelf products, should get a third-party certification for their proficiency in cybersecurity before embarking on the awarded contract.

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Meeting CMMC 2.0 Requirements Using MSSPs and MSPs

CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) version 2.0 was released in November 2021 is an improvement of CMMC meant to simplify and streamline the certification process. CMMC 2.0 includes the new CMMC levels and the updated procedures and practices. It also establishes a more targeted approach towards safeguarding controlled unclassified information. However, many organizations in the Defense Industrial Base are still reviewing the guidelines to understand how they can adjust and remain in line with CMMC 2.0.

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Everything Managers Need to Know About CMMC 2.0

Cybersecurity incidences continue impacting consumers and entities worldwide. The impact of a single incident can be profound. Although people often focus on their personally identifiable information (PII) being stolen and the impact this would have on their life, if specific information related to the Department of Defense (DoD) got into the wrong hands, the impact on all of us would be considerable. The cybersecurity requirements for the DoD are pretty elaborate since the security measures must address the information held by DoD and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

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Cleared Systems is Now a Certified CMMC-AB Registered Provider

“I’m so elated to announce that Cleared Systems has been officially approved as a CMMC Registered Provider Organization by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). This is timely in light of the recent cybersecurity incidences affecting the government & its supply chain. We believe that we’re better positioned to offer compliance support services and valuable insights to any company seeking to achieve CMMC certification.” –Carl B. Johnson, President & Information Security Consultant at Cleared Systems.

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How to Prepare for CMMC 2.0 Assessments

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a framework that provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and processes to ensure the protection of sensitive information and data within the defense industrial base (DIB). If your company is seeking to obtain a DoD contract, it is essential to be CMMC compliant. One of the steps in this process is preparing for a CMMC assessment. Here are some key steps to prepare for a CMMC assessment:

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