What is the Relationship Between CMMC and NIST 800-171

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CMMC, RMF, FedRAMP, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, DFARS… there are a lot of terms, documents and requirements are thrown around when it comes to federal and defense contracting. Many of these items overlap to help contractors guarantee compliance and security, but without a clear understanding of their relationships, it’s easy to lose sight of the forest due to the trees. 

Here, we’ll cover some of the complications related to the upcoming CMMC migration for DoD contractors. This includes a comparison of CMMC against NIST 800-171 and DFARS, and what that means for contractors now and in the future. 

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What to Think About When Shopping for a GRC Solution: A Primer for Those New to Compliance

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is a necessary, and often complex, aspect of many industries. Businesses operating in healthcare, government, financial services, retail, and others know that compliance is a cost of doing business. At the same time, more companies have begun to understand that a GRC solution can contribute to their business success, rather than just being another hurdle to jump over. 

Here, we’ll open the doors for what it means for a company just beginning their compliance journey’s to think about GRC tools. It’s a lot of planning and organizing, but with that comes new security partnerships and a modicum of control over how your organization handles security and risk in almost any industry. 

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What is Compliance Process Automation?

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Modern businesses are data-driven, and that fact has put compliance and data governance at the forefront of contemporary security and IT support. With so much information, much of it pertaining to private consumer issues like finances, health, and Personal Identifiable Information (PII), it’s imperative for businesses to comply with regulations that protect that data from theft or unlawful viewing. That’s why businesses are turning to compliance process automation to make auditing and reporting faster, more efficient, and more accurate. 

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