The Department of Defense has made a significant push to improve the security of its cyberinfrastructure and supply chain (known as the Defense Industrial Base), and the result of this push is the Cybersecurity Maturity model Certification (CMMC) initiative. This framework uses existing security guidelines to provide an overview of necessary security requirements for federal contractors working with the DoD.
This framework isn’t just for large corporations. Many DoD agencies work with small and mid-sized businesses to leverage flexible cloud platforms, SaaS technology, or other IT services. That’s why it is just as important for SMBs to consider the impact of CMMC on their business now and over the next 5 years.