If your organization relies on business with the Department of Defense (DoD), you may need to ensure that your IT infrastructure can pass a third-party assessment for cybersecurity readiness soon as part of the requirements for CMMC 2.0 compliance.
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Editor's note: This article was originally published in August 2019, but has been completely updated and revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
If you are a business leader for a manufacturer that is part of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, you are likely awaiting word about the new CMMC 2.0 standards. You may be checking the internet every week to see if there is any news about when they will be released. You may be wondering what the new standards will require of your organization.
I see it all the time. A business gets hacked and comes to an IT provider for a solution. Unfortunately, once a breach occurs, the only solution is remediation. The best advice I can give any business is to put a cybersecurity plan in place before an incident happens.
As a business leader, you have a lot on your plate. Financials, quality, security, compliance, and more! It can be overwhelming.