CMMC

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 0.7 Arrives!

  The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Draft Version 0.7 is live and available here. Version 0.7 includes Level 4-5 practices and modifies some maturity processes and Level 1-3 practices. This draft is another step closer to the final version — CMMC 1.0. The CMMC will be a new contractual requirement for all DoD contractors. … Read more »

What’s New in CMMC Draft Version 0.6?

In November, the DoD released the newest draft of the  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), version 0.6.  CMMC Version 0.6 revised Levels 1-3.  Levels 4-5 are expected to be addressed in the next version. Key points on FCI and CUI Levels 1 and 2 are not intended for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Instead, Levels 1… Read more »

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 0.6 Arrives

  The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Draft Version 0.6 is live and available here. Draft version 0.6 includes CMMC Levels 1 – 3. Of note, “CMMC Levels 4-5 are not included in this release because public comments are still being addressed.”  The updates to CMMC Levels 4 – 5 are expected to be provided… Read more »

NDIA Cybersecurity Workshop in Tampa, Fla. Event (11/13/2019) to Feature Sera-Brynn’s Samuel Morthland

Sera-Brynn Executive Vice President for Federal Services, Samuel Morthland, has been invited to share current insights as auditors concerning “The State of Cybersecurity Compliance” during the NDIA Cybersecurity Workshop on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The Cybersecurity Workshop will feature experts from industry, government, and military on cybersecurity, cyber defense, and U.S. national… Read more »

CMMC Listening Tour Event in Huntsville, Ala. to Feature Sera-Brynn Expert Heather Engel

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) has announced a new stop on its Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC) listening tour: the Cloud Security and Compliance conference. Hosted by Summit 7 Systems, the one-day conference will be held in Huntsville on August 27, 2019. Registration is available here. Presenting… Read more »

The Guardians of Society – MSPs

You read that right.  And I’m especially referring to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that support the Information Technology needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s why: Small businesses represent half of the country’s GDP. They represent just over 99% of all employer firms, and 64% of all net-new private sector jobs. They handle sensitive data… Read more »

What You Need to Know About 800-171 Revisions

The long awaited NIST 800-171 Revision 2 and 800-171B drafts were released for comment today. There have been no major changes to the controls in Revision 2. This is good news for many in the DIB who have been diligently working to implement and maintain the security requirements. Of more interest is 171B enhanced security… Read more »

Pentagon to Unveil New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Defense Contractors

The Department of Defense announced that it is developing a new cybersecurity standard and certification for defense contractors. It is named the “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification” (CMMC). Notably, the intent of the CMMC is to improve cybersecurity deficiencies in the defense industrial base and secure the supply chain. The CMMC is expected to be based… Read more »