Companies should conduct a self-assessment of their compliance with current government cybersecurity standards in order to prepare themselves for the mandatory audits under the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, according to a commentary piece posted Wednesday on Federal News Network.
The article also suggests that vendors examine their capacity to comply with the CMMC requirements, review subcontractor partnerships and determine a strategy to manage certification-related costs.
Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.
A full expert panel will include Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education and CMMC-AB chairman of the University of Virginia and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) among other members of the federal sector and industry.
Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.