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FedRAMP – What is It and Who Needs to Know?

FedRAMP is hot, and we’re seeing a big ramp-up in client inquiries about it. Just 214 Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) have been granted under the FedRAMP program since its inception in 2011. But 61 ATOs were granted or “in process” in 2020 alone, and 30 more...

CMMC System and Information Integrity Domain: Quick Sketch

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is needed to combat widespread data exfiltration within the US Department of Defense (DoD)’s massive global supply chain. The 171 CMMC controls, called practices, focus on reducing risk to Controlled Unclassified...

CMMC System and Communications Protection Domain: Rapid Rundown

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the US Department of Defense (DoD) addresses the longstanding issue of widespread data theft across the 300,000-plus companies in its global supply chain. CMMC describes 171 cybersecurity controls, called...

CMMC Situational Awareness Domain: Summary

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard is the US Department of Defense (DoD)’s answer to the problem of rampant data exfiltration across the 300,000-plus companies in the defense industrial base (DIB). CMMC defines 171 cybersecurity controls,...

CMMC Security Assessment Domain: Synopsis

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard describes the controls that the US Department of Defense (DoD) mandates to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) when it moves from government information systems to third-party systems,...

CMMC Risk Management Domain: Executive Flyover

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard defines the information security controls needed to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) on US Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. It organizes those controls—called practices—into 17...

CMMC Recovery Domain: Here’s the 101 Course

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework is the foundation of US Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) across its enormous global supply chain. The framework consists of 171 practices stacked...

CMMC Physical Protection Domain: Here’s the Nitty-Gritty

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is an information security standard from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Its goal is nothing short of ensuring protection for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) across the 300,000-member defense...

CMMC Personnel Security Domain: Get the Gestalt

The US Department of Defense (DoD) created the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard to better protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) across its global supply chain. CMMC includes 171 practices (controls), which it organizes into 17...

CMMC Media Protection Domain: Cliff Notes

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework was created on behalf of the US Department of Defense (DoD) specifically to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in the defense supply chain. The CMMC arranges its 171 controls into 17...