CMMC-AB Jeff Dalton – the CMMC Assessment Process – Part 1

Interview with Jeff Dalton (CMMC-AB) about CMMC assessments. Who is authorized to perform assessments? When should you do a pre-assessment? Can you fix issues found during an assessment?

CMMC RM.2.142 Scan for vulnerabilities in organizational systems

This article is an in-depth review of the CMMC Level 2 Requirement RM.2.142 on the topic of vulnerability scanning. I break out frequently asked questions and reference other requirements that are related to vulnerability scanning. This requirement also applies to current DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171 organizations that hold CUI

Webinar on CMMC Level 1 by the Software Engineering Institute (CMU)

This webinar is a great resource for organizations no matter what CMMC level you expect to need. It is released by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. This is the organization that helped the DoD develop the original CMMC model. Read More

CMMC ML.2.999 Developing an effective CMMC Policy

This webinar is published by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) – the co-authors of the CMMC Model. Their guidance about the CMMC should be considered authoritative. At CMMC level 2 and above, organizations are expected to have policies Read More

Introducing the CMMC Kill Chain – Zero to full compliance

Author: Tom Cornelius| Senior Partner at ComplianceForge | Founder & Contributor at Secure Controls Framework (SCF) Originally published on LinkedIn on October 19, 2020 The concept of creating a “CMMC Kill Chain” started off as a bit of a dare… kind Read More

CMMC Level 4 – Discussion on Process Maturity – ML.4.996

This video from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (co-authors of the CMMC Model) discusses CMMC Level 4 Maturity. The specific topic is CMMC requirement ML.4.996 “Review and measure [DOMAIN NAME] activities for effectiveness” SEI Blog: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/sei_blog/cybersecurity-maturity-model-certification-cmmc/

DFARS 252.204-7012 controls discussion for CMMC

Why is there a page for DFARS 252.204-7012 on a CMMC website? DFARS 252.204-7012 is a contract requirement for defense contractors that handle or might handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Unlike the CMMC, DFARS 7012 is currently required and should Read More