Podcast

Are You Prepared for CMMC – the New DoD Cybersecurity Certification?

December 12, 2019

The new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) that will be required for ALL DoD contractors is quickly approaching!

This new certification will require all Department of Defense (“DoD”) contractors, both contractors and suppliers, to meet a certain level of cybersecurity controls from the CMMC framework in order to respond to any DoD RFP. The full Version 1.0 is scheduled to go live in January and CMMC requirements will start showing up in RFIs as early as next May and then in RFPs next Fall.

DoD issued the first publicly released version of the framework for comment in September 2019. Draft, Version 0.6, was publicly released in November and it is anticipated that version 0.7 will be released this month as well as formation of the CMMC Accreditation Body.

Neal Beggan, Principal in Cherry Bekaert’s Cybersecurity Services Practice, joins Eric Poppe in the Firm’s Government Contracting Services Practice, for a discussion on what the CMMC requirement is, who it applies to and what companies can do now to prepare.

We have already started helping clients get ahead of CMMC and are scheduled to host a webinar on the topic on January 8th – register now! Please contact Neal Beggan nbeggan@cbh.com with any questions.