Department of Defense (DoD) contractors understand that demonstrating security and compliance is critical to winning business with the Pentagon. Recently, the DoD has announced a new security standard designed to address cybersecurity concerns for contractors providing products and services for the defense supply chain. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will require cybersecurity audits and certification for DoD contractors beginning in 2020 (See CMMC Timeline).
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said that the intention of CMMC is to standardize cybersecurity requirements, and raise cybersecurity to be “the fourth . . .