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I have heard of CMMC, but I don't quite understand how it relates to NIST, or even DFARS for that matter. Are they all the same thing? When will the audits start?


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In January 2020, the DoD will roll out version 1.0 of the CMMC framework, and will integrate CMMC requirements into RFP's (Request For Proposals) in June 2020. CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. CMMC will eventually replace NIST 800-53/800-171 and DFARS requirements. The CMMC is a culmination of the best practices gleaned from each, and lays the framework for DoD vendors to become more secure, and less prone to data breach. It is a good idea to start working towards CMMC certification now, by doing risk assessments and penetration tests. At Petronella Technology Group, we offer an external pen test of your site/network and a 23-point SEO analysis for $900. For one price, you get two blueprints: how to remedy your most glaring cyber vulnerabilities and get closer to CMMC certification, and how to immediately increase your Google search ranking. CMMC certification won't be inexpensive, but good SEO can help you pay for it.
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