CMMC, NIST 800-172, and Advanced Persistent Threats

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As organizations move up the CMMC maturity model, they do so for one reason: to prepare themselves better to protect against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). These threats are a significant problem in the defense supply chain, and as such, CMMC leans heavily on NIST 800-171 and 800-172 to address them. 

This article introduces how these documents, particularly Special Publication 800-172, address APTs.


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What Does it Mean to be FISMA Compliant?

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The Federal Information Security Act, or FISMA, is a comprehensive cybersecurity law that has a widespread impact on federal agencies, state agencies handling federal programs and contractors and service providers working with these agencies. As such, its effect is wide-ranging, and FISMA requirements often overlap or inform other, more specific compliance frameworks.

However, at its core, FISMA dictates some of the basic and most fundamental cybersecurity practices that governed organizations must adhere to. Learn more about what it means to meet FISMA compliance. 


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