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Using NIST SP 800-171A to Perform Self-Assessments and Scoring under the New DFARS Cybersecurity Rule

You are probably well aware at this point that the Department of Defense has published new (interim) cybersecurity rules (effective November 30, 2020). Much of the press around this announcement has been about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). However, it is unknown when and to whom CMMC will apply over the next five years…. Read more »

DoD Now to Require Cybersecurity Self-Assessments with New DFARS Rule

On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an  interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The interim rule implements the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The rule introduces a new construct: the DoD Assessment Methodology.  Before contracts undergo a full CMMC review, this new construct will serve as… Read more »

CMMC Cometh

Tomorrow, September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense anticipates issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a DoD Assessment Methodology and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework in order to assess contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements and enhance the protection of unclassified information within the DoD supply chain…. Read more »

ICYMI: Sera-Brynn’s Latest CMMC Webinar Now on Demand: “Configuration Management for Small Businesses Preparing for CMMC”

On March 26, 2020, Sera-Brynn held the first of its new webinar series on the Department of Defense’s most recent version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. In case you missed it, we have made the webinar recording available on our YouTube channel. Our speakers, Colin Glover and Alexy Johnson, represented Sera-Brynn’s cybersecurity… Read more »

Small Business Owners: Don’t let ransomware magnify your challenges.

In these trying times, the last thing you should have to worry about is having to shut down your business because your computers were hacked. Running a small business entails a lot of worries and sleepless nights. You are out there every day serving your customers, making things happen, and stressing out about surviving this… Read more »