Cybersecurity • New Mandatory Requirements for Defense Contractors
The Department of Defense (DOD) will begin including are mandating cybersecurity certifications for all companies that do business with DOD. Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification(link is external) (CMMC) will be required as “go/no go” in all DOD solicitations beginning in Fall 2020. The purpose of CMMC is to become the “unified cybersecurity standard” for all DOD contractors. Under this model, defense contractors, including subcontractors, will be required to be certified among the different levels in order to be eligible for contract award. The level of security is determined based on the security requirements needs for each defense contract. This differs from previous cybersecurity mandates as CMMC will require contractors to obtain a third-party certification.
This presentation will give an overview of the new cybersecurity requirements for contractors, highlight the provisions that give this new rule teeth, and explore the potential impacts of compliance failure for federal contractors.
During this webinar the speakers will:
Review the basic components and understanding of the new Cybersecurity Rule.
Discuss the potential impact to current and future federal contractors.
Review the steps federal contractors need to take to become compliant.