• CMMC
  • Jan 14, 2021
  • By QOMPLX

SupplyChainBrain: Meeting DOD’s New Cybersecurity Rules for Contractors

SupplyChainBrain: Meeting DOD’s New Cybersecurity Rules for Contractors

Any supplier or contractor that wishes to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) must soon comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is a set of security standards for cybersecurity that DOD contractors must satisfy. Unlike previous cybersecurity benchmarks, a third-party audit is necessary to obtain CMMC certification. So what does that mean?

Bill Solms, QOMPLX President and General Manager, Government Solutions Division. Solms and Chip Lilliewood, Vice President of Government Programs and Channels with Dun & Bradstreet, sat down with SupplyChainBrain to discuss the CMMC. Their conversation can be seen in ‘Meeting DOD’s New Cybersecurity Rules for Contractors.

First, CMMC will add cybersecurity “rigor to the process,” said Solms. Among other things, DoD auditors are looking for evidence of “insufficient security controls on your data: how it’s stored, how it’s segregated, how it’s managed. These are the things that make a company vulnerable to an outside intrusion,” says Solms.

In the conversation, Bill and Chip discuss the framework of the CMMC, what the DoD is looking for, and how third-parties are chosen for audits. Watch the full video and read the article at supplychainbrain.com.

You might also be interested in

Upcoming Webinar: Dun & Bradstreet's Approach to Pre-Assessment CMMC Certification

Upcoming Webinar: Dun & Bradstreet's Approach to Pre-Assessment CMMC Certification

Join QOMPLX and DnB with the upcoming webinar: 'CMMC Certification: DnB's Approach to Pre-Assessment'

Read more
Webinar: Are You Ready For CMMC?

Webinar: Are You Ready For CMMC?

Is your organization in a position to pass the Department of Defense's CMMC certification? A webinar by QOMPLX and Dun & Bradstreet can help answer that question.

Read more
QOMPLX Launches CMMC Pre-Assessment Tool

QOMPLX Launches CMMC Pre-Assessment Tool

QOMPLX's Pre-Assessment solution will help prepare defense contractors for the DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Read more
Request a Demo

Interested in learning more?

Subscribe today to stay informed and get regular updates from QOMPLX.