CMMC Requirements Overview

Download this CMMC requirements overview for a breakdown of CMMC and the differences between each level of compliance.


5 minutes

Jun 29, 2021

This CMMC requirements overview will help you get to grips with what’s needed from you to be compliant with new DoD cybersecurity requirements for contractors moving forward.

For many businesses, their cybersecurity does not meet CMMC requirements, and so it’s essential that they get up to speed as quickly as possible as the DoD looks to phase in compliance between now and 2026.

Without the right level of CMMC compliance, organizations will be phased out by making them ineligible to bid on contracts in future.

Businesses must understand what is required of them and how to put a plan in place to ensure their compliance with CMMC.

CMMC Requirements Overview  

Do you need to prepare your company for DoD contracts and come into compliance with CMMC requirements?Complete the form to download this CMMC requirements overview and get a clear understanding of what each CMMC level entails and how you can get started with getting your organization in compliance.

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a method for determining cybersecurity standards for Department of Defense contractors.

The updated CMMC standards were announced in November 2021 and the DoD has declared that by the fiscal year 2026, all new contracts will have the updated CMMC requirements—all businesses that are not compliant with these requirements will be unable to win contracts. Further updates are pending on when businesses should be compliant.

CMMC 2.0 will not be a contractual requirement until the Department completes rulemaking to implement the program. The expected timeline to be is nine to 24 months from November 2021. The exact timeline is currently unknown and contractual requirements will be announced once the rule-making process is completed.

CMMC requirements have been established and are being rolled out at the behest of the government over growing concerns about the security of organizations and DoD contractors and their ability to safeguard sensitive data in the event of a cyberattack.

CMMC is split into three different levels, and depending on the particular contract with the DoD, contractors will be expected to be compliance with the required CMMC level.

For organizations that are looking to learn about CMMC, this overview breakdown explains the significance of CMMC 2.0, why it’s happening and the difference between each CMMC level.

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