With cyberterrorism acknowledged as an ever-increasing threat to national security, it came as no surprise when the Defense Department last year introduced a more robust cybersecurity framework in the form of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Businesses must meet one of five levels of certification, with the new standard already required for certain defense contracts, while the planned five-year rollout aims to ensure that, by 2026, all government defense work will include the CMMC requirement, impacting more than 300,000 contractors.
Preparation is the key to success. The sooner a company begins preparing for a CMMC third-party assessor organization, or C3PAO, to come in, the smoother its progress along the journey will be.
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