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What Is The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification?

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Organizations seeking CMMC certification who’ve proven to effectively implement NIST SP 800-171 protocols shouldn’t have a difficult time becoming CMMC compliant. However, the businesses that might not have been playing by the rules should be prepared for a large amount of work over the next few years.  You Don’t Need To Invent The Wheel The […]

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Preparing for Your CMMC Audit Organizations seeking Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification must make sure their company is 100% ready for certification before they begin the certification process, or they will fail their audits. Assessment guides are available to help walk organizations through the process. Still, they’ll want to make sure they fully understand not only […]

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Why Are Cybersecurity Self-Assessments No Longer Sufficient? In 2020, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received a staggering 791,790 complaints totaling $4.1 billion in damages, up 69% since 2019. As these attacks continue to accelerate, the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain industry has been a prime target, many of the most brutal hits occurring in […]

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CUI

October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

What Is CUI? As companies are learning more about the government’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding CUI or Controlled Unclassified Information. CMMC was designed to protect CUI, but what information is considered CUI? CUI Is Defined As:   The problem with this explanation is that it’s complicated […]

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

As cybercriminal activity rapidly progresses, threats to economic and national security are exponentially expanding. While the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector and the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain continue to be prime targets, these malicious attacks jeopardize technological advantages and national security. The DoD is working with industries to protect unclassified information within the […]

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How Should Small Businesses Prepare For CMMC?

October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Should Your Business Worry About CMMC? The short answer is yes. If you’re a contractor working with the DoD or even as a subcontractor on DoD projects, expect these new requirements to apply to your business soon. The DoD estimates that by the end of 2021,15 contracts will include CMMC requirements, and by 2025, 479 […]

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Does your business need CMMC?

October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Suppose you were to visit the break room of one of the vendors for the Department of Defense. In that case, chances are that the government’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance standard is a water-cooler hot topic. Still, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding it, primarily because the folds and kinks are in […]

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Key Terms Audit – the process of assessing an organization’s cybersecurity maturity in order to achieve CMMC compliance. CMMC evaluates contractors on a range of five compliance levels used to assess the risk they pose when they use, store, and transmit data. Assessment – the process organizations use to identify their CMMC readiness gaps with […]

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

CMMC Frequently Asked Questions What Is CMMC? The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a unifying standard for the implementation of cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). It is designed to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Does My Business Need To Be CMMC Compliant? Only if you handle contracts with […]

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most secure encryption

September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

Which Form of Encryption is the Most Secure? Remember back when data breaches were something we heard about every once in a while? Nowadays, reports of them are as reliable as sports scores on the daily news. The constant threat has companies scrambling to not only protect information clients trust them with, but also to […]

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