Pentagon to require new cybersecurity 'certification' from defense contractors

By Justin Doubleday / May 31, 2019 at 12:42 PM
The Pentagon will unveil a new cybersecurity certification for Defense Department contractors this year, as DOD officials concede the current rules governing how companies should secure sensitive information are not working. The new standard is called the "Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification," or CMMC, according to Katie Arrington, special assistant for cybersecurity in the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. "Every single business doing any kind of business with the Department of Defense will need to...

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