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With an escalating cybersecurity threat risk that doesn’t appear to be slowing down, the Department of Defense (DoD) has taken proactive measures in creating the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC will soon be a requirement for any defense contractors or other vendors that are, or wish to be, working with the DoD .
What is CMMC compliance?
The primary goal of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is to safeguard what is referred to as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) across the DoD supply chain. The DoD’s definition of CUI refers to any information or data created or possessed by the government or another entity on the government’s behalf. The interpretation of data is broad here — and can take into account financial, legal, intelligence, infrastructure, export controls, or other information and data.