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CMMC: What You Need to Know

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The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program was released in January 2020. All Department of Defense (DoD) contractors must be certified at the time of award of any new DoD contract, and all DoD Suppliers will need to be certified by 2025.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has a tiered-based approach in which contractors must be certified at a maturity level according to the type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) they manage or handle. Once you know the level of CMMC certification you need/seek, the next step is to understand what requirements are mandatory for compliance.

The journey to a CMMC Certified Supplier starts with understanding CMMC V1.2. The certification process can take up to 6 or more months depending on an organization’s state of readiness for the desired Maturity Level.

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