May 17, 2022

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What Is the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and What Does It Mean for Defense Contractors?

What Is the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and What Does It Mean for Defense Contractors?

Citing the threat of compromise of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within the defense industrial base (DIB), along with the high cost of cyber breaches in general, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition has initiated a program for rating the cybersecurity maturity of defense contractors. At the program’s core is a new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) based on a multi-level and multi-domain matrix of cybersecurity controls.