Businesses that have relied on DOD contracts for years are already aware of the changing landscape of their cybersecurity requirements. In the past these requirements may have been slow to take hold, and some organizations failed to be completely compliant. Because of this, the DOD released the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) model.
If cybersecurity is not a core service for your business, meeting compliance requirements may be challenging. This is why so many organizations are turning to Orlando DOD cybersecurity providers like Diriga Technologies.
How CMMC Has Evolved
Anyone who is somewhat familiar with the CMMC framework will know that it has changed since it was first introduced. CMMC 1.0 was released in January 2020, along with training materials for the independent CMMC Accreditation Board to use for training auditors. In June 2020, the industry began to see CMMC requirements as part of the Requests for Information. Starting in October 2020, DOD contractors were required to be certified by an accredited assessor or C2PAO in able to bid on new work.
In March 2020, the DOD began an internal review of CMMC implementation. Following this review, the DOD announced CMMC 2.0 in November of 2021. This updated structure was designed to meet the following goals:
- Minimize barriers and ensure accountability to compliance with DOD requirements
- Protect sensitive information
- Enhance cybersecurity and meet evolving threats
- Create a collaborative culture around cybersecurity
- Maintain public trust by holding to high ethical standards
CMMC 2.0 is more streamlined and allows for reduced costs and increased flexibility and speed. While these new CMMC requirements are considered an improvement, it may be difficult to keep up with its evolution.
How We Keep You Ahead of CMMC Changes
Working with an experienced and capable IT partner like Diriga Technologies is the key to keeping and maintaining CMMC compliance. Our turnkey solution allows your organization to focus on core business services and objectives with the peace of mind that your IT infrastructure and data are secure.
We take a holistic, multilayer approach to security, and we work to protect your company from the gateway to the endpoint. As your IT managed services provider, we will make sure you are aware of any changes to CMMC compliance requirements now and in the future. Our cutting-edge IT solutions allow your business to do more with less, focusing on leveraging innovation over throwing money at the problem. We’re here for all of your Orlando DOD cybersecurity needs. Contact us today for a free consultation.