Navy holding industry day to discuss new cyber framework

By Audrey Decker / October 5, 2021 at 10:55 AM

The Navy is holding an industry meeting today to discuss a new cyber framework that would assess and enhance the cybersecurity of the defense industrial base.

The industry day will provide an overview of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework to better understand controlled unclassified information, according to a notice released late last month.

“CMMC measures a company’s maturity and institutionalization of cybersecurity practices and processes,” according to the notice.

The majority of lost or stolen technology occurs on unclassified systems -- an estimated $600 billion in annual losses, according to an industry day document.

The CUI program is “intended to establish an open and uniform program for managing information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls,” the document states.

The new framework will serve as a verification mechanism to ensure companies in the defense industrial base protect CUI within their unclassified networks.