CMMC Is a Good First Step To Guard CUI, but Don’t Stop There

CMMC Is a Good First Step To Guard CUI, but Don’t Stop There

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Cyber-crime complaints increased 69% from 2019, according to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report. It’s no surprise therefore that industries are now setting higher standards and requirements, especially in the government sector where a breach could have catastrophic consequences. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, is a unified standard designed to enhance the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI). CMMC measures an organization’s ability to protect FCI and CUI and applies to over 300,000 DoD contractors. Requiring CMMC certification is a good first step for setting a security standard, but there is still a lot more organizations can do to protect classified information.

CISO Street recently moderated a virtual CISO panel and asked panelists about their perspectives on current cyber trends and challenges. In this video, Jonathan Kimmitt, CISO for the University of Tulsa, explains why CMMC certification has become top of mind during the pandemic.

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