CMMC & NIST CSF Compliance

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NIST CSF

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework called the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to streamline cybersecurity for private sector businesses. NIST CSF is a set of voluntary standards, recommendations and best practices that are designed to help organizations prevent, identify, detect, respond to and recover from cyberattacks. 

Concerns Associated With NIST Compliance 

  • Most businesses do not possess in-house expertise to safely adhere to NIST CSF requirements.
  • Businesses need to understand their unique cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities to properly design, implement and manage their security programs and best practices.
  • Most businesses do not possess in-house expertise to safely adhere to NIST CSF requirements. 
  • Businesses need to understand their unique cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities to properly design, implement and manage their security programs and best practices.  

CMMC

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification or CMMC, is a unified standard implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to regulate the cybersecurity measures of contractors working for the U.S. military. The CMMC is the DoD’s response to significant compromises of sensitive defense information located on contractors’ information systems. Contractors working across the defense industrial base (DIB) will now be required to implement and continuously maintain a series of strict cybersecurity guidelines demonstrating adequate cyber hygiene, adaptability against malicious cyberthreats and proper data protection strategies.

Concerns Associated With CMMC Compliance

  • All businesses working for the DoD along any point of the supply chain are required to comply.
  • Minimum certification requirements demonstrating alignment with NIST SP 800-171 standards go into effect November 30th, 2020.
  • Each tier of the certification is a prerequisite for the following tier to pass.
  • CMMC compliance will be required by all contractors of the DoD by 2026.
  • Failure to comply with the required Systems Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) could result in contract performance issues and/or breach of contract.

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