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CMMC Just Changed Drastically – Here’s What We Know About CMMC 2.0

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

Established by the United States Department of Defense (DOD), the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a framework designed to fortify the cyber defenses of government contractors. The program aims to safeguard confidential information within the DOD supply chain by requiring comprehensive third-party assessments of the security practices of both contractors and subcontractors alike. In […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

The bidding arena for government contracts is fiercely competitive. However, security compliance can make winning those attractive bids a rather complex and costly proposition. This conundrum is further compounded by evolving requirements that are as dynamic as the attacks they strive to foil. CMMC demands that all companies obtain certification via an exhaustive assessment process […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

Since its reveal in 2019, there has been plenty of discussion surrounding CMMC and the game-changing implications it brings to light. Roughly two years later, the DOD unloaded yet another bombshell when announcing a new and improved version of the standard. CMMC 2.0 introduced significant changes to the original framework, most notably, the steps necessary […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

Self-assessment has long been a staple of regulatory compliance programs. Companies take the initiative to review and audit the systems and procedures they are responsible for, and then forward the results to the regulatory body overseeing the program. The problem with this model lies in the fact that not all parties applying for certification can […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

CMMC is one of the most important compliance standards to come along in the modern digital age. One could argue that is among the most complex as well. The DOD is demanding contractors to endure a rigid assessment process that technically, has never been conducted before. What’s more, CMMC is very much a work in […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

This next section will help you navigate the vast and complex world of CMMC compliance. We will overview the key terms, answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the framework, and provide access to resources that are sure to make a valuable addition to your CMMC toolkit. CMMC Glossary Controlled unclassified information (CUI): […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

How Does CMMC Differ from NIST SP 800-171? CMMC is based on a tiered model comprised of three levels. Each level contains a set of practices designed to ensure that effective IT security measures are implemented to safeguard CUI. The CMMC framework encompasses the guidelines specified in NIST SP 800-171 as well as cyber security […]

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January 8, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

CMMC Resources OUSD Acquisition & Sustainment The designated portal for the CMMC framework, this website provides extensive details on the model, the changes introduced in version 2.0, assessments, and implementation. CMMC Accreditation Body The CMMC AB portal is a centralized hub dedicated to the essential third-party component of CMMC. This website is a prime resource […]

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January 6, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

New cloud computing and mobile technologies promise to transform the digital workplace by empowering employees to be more productive, regardless of where they work. With various endpoints, users, apps, cloud services, and operating systems to choose from, workers today expect immediate access to the information or data they need.  But, of course, they don’t want […]

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January 6, 2022 | DataLocker Blog

As businesses scale their operations, networks become more complex with an increasingly remote workforce. As a result, IT departments are responsible for managing thousands of endpoints worldwide, using fragmented point solutions and redundant technologies. Fortunately, some unified approaches can help manage endpoints seamlessly. These solutions easily consolidate data across operating systems, improving compliance and security, […]

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