No More Alphabet Soup: Simple, Straightforward Answers to Your Questions About CMMC
In an era where cyber threats and data breaches are increasingly common, strengthening cybersecurity within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is more crucial than ever. To address this, the Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a comprehensive framework aimed at enhancing the protection of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
The CMMC represents a unified standard of security practices, focusing on effectively implementing 110 security controls as outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171). This initiative marks a significant step in securing critical information within the defense sector.
In our webinar on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Exostar hosted a panel of leading industry experts who delved into the intricacies of the CMMC. The session provided a comprehensive overview of the DoD's CMMC proposed rule, its current implications, and practical insights into navigating these new requirements.
Key Discussion Points:
- In-depth analysis of the CMMC framework and its impact on the DIB
- Expert perspectives on effectively implementing NIST SP 800-171 security controls
- Interactive Q&A session addressing your specific concerns and queries about CMMC
If you missed the live discussion or have further questions about CMMC, we encourage you to view the recorded session, now available on our landing page. Stay informed and prepared as we navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape in the defense sector.
Tools for Simplifying Compliance: Exostar's Ready Suite for CMMC
Exostar offers a comprehensive suite of tools to assist in achieving CMMC Maturity Level 2 compliance, including:
- Exostar's Managed Microsoft 365: Safeguard your CUI and implement 85 of 110 NIST SP 800-171 controls in a Microsoft Teams environment
- Certification Assistant: Complete your NIST/CMMC self-assessment and documentation
- PolicyPro: Boost your SPRS score by documenting and optimizing required NIST policies using AI and templates
- Basic Assessment Service: Provides third-party assessment and gap analysis.
The CMMC framework marks a significant shift in defense sector cybersecurity. Start your compliance journey, ensuring your organization stays competitive and secure in the defense supply chain.