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CMMC Overview: What You Need to Know to Become and Remain Compliant

What is CMMC?

In January 2020 the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a new standard for assessing an organization’s cybersecurity posture called “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).” According to CMMC, all DoD contractors that process, transmit or store Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) will be asked to be certified by a third-party assessment organization (C3PAO). The new CMMC program consists of five levels of certification in both cybersecurity practices and processes.

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How to Submit a NIST Score?

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Interim Final Rule that went into effect on 30 November 2020, requires both primes and sub-contractors to submit their NIST SP 800-171 assessment score to the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). While the rule will only impact new contracts, the DoD plans to do 148 Medium Assessments and 81 High Assessments over the next three years, with an estimated 8,823 basic assessment scores to be uploaded on SPRS each year to award new contracts to small businesses. At CyberNINES, we are aware of these changes and committed to helping small and medium-sized businesses accept purchase orders from the DoD and Prime Contractors.   

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7 Top Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

For 18 years, CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) continue to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that we all have the resources we need to be safer and more secure online.  The following tips would be great to share with employees, family, and friends to raise their cyber awareness to further our protection.  Send out one or two tips a week for employee engagement and training.

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CyberNINES Expands to California

CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 Compliance & Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, CyberNINES, Expands in California  

MADISON, WIS. (July 30, 2021) — CyberNINES, a cybersecurity consulting company providing high-value and affordable CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 compliance services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Upper Midwest, has recently expanded its presence in California. Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, Todd Streicher, Vice President of Business Development, and Nick Alaga, Director of Business Development in Western Region, met this past month with businesses and partners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego to discuss the strategic development in the West region.

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DoD’s Interim Final Rule

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Interim Final Rule: CMMC, NIST SP 800-171 & What It Means for You

The interim rule released on 29 September 2020 for public comment and went into effect on 30 November 2020. The rule is not retroactive to existing contracts and will only impact new contracts. The rule actually creates two assessment frameworks:

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