Are You Prepared for the Upcoming DoD Cybersecurity Audit Program?

Author:  Kathy Levy, Associate Editor
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 34, Issue 1, Winter 2020
Doc ID:  2020003
Year of Publication:  2020
Do you sell products to any division of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)? Are you a subcontractor on a major defense contract? Do you want to be a DoD supplier? If you answered “yes” to one of these questions, please take note of an upcoming deadline that may affect your business. Beginning in September 2020, all vendors must show evidence of their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) when submitting a proposal for a DoD contract. Certification is achieved by passing an audit by an accredited and independent third-party commercial certification organization. The CMMC will have five levels, from Basic Cybersecurity Hygiene to Advanced. The contracting authority will request the necessary certificate level to bid on their contract.

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