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and CUI The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a framework developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to ensure the security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) held by contractors and subcontractors of the U.S. government. The CMMC is a unified approach to cybersecurity that combines existing cybersecurity best practices and standards from multiple sources into one comprehensive certification process. The CMMC is a five-level certification process that requires contractors and subcontractors to meet certain cybersecurity requirements in order to be eligible for DoD contracts. The levels range from basic cyber hygiene to advanced/progressive practices. The certification process is designed to assess a contractor's ability to protect CUI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The CMMC is a tiered system, with each level of certification requiring the contractor to meet a set of cybersecurity requirements. The requirements are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, which outlines the minimum security requirements for protecting CUI. The requirements for each level of certification are more stringent than the previous level, and the contractor must meet all the requirements of each level before they can progress to the next. The CMMC is designed to ensure that contractors and subcontractors of the DoD are implementing the necessary cybersecurity measures to protect CUI. Contractors and subcontractors are required to demonstrate their compliance with the CMMC requirements by undergoing a third-party audit. The audit is conducted by a certified CMMC third-party assessment organization (C3PAO) and is designed to assess the contractor's ability to meet the cybersecurity requirements of the CMMC. The CMMC is an important step for the DoD in protecting CUI. CUI is any information that requires protection from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. CUI includes information such as financial data, healthcare records, and personally identifiable information. CUI must be protected to ensure the privacy and security of individuals and organizations. The CMMC is an important tool for the DoD to ensure that contractors and subcontractors are taking the necessary steps to protect CUI. The CMMC is designed to assess the contractor's ability to protect CUI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The CMMC is also designed to ensure that contractors and subcontractors are implementing the necessary cybersecurity measures to protect CUI. The CMMC is a critical step in protecting CUI and ensuring the security of the DoD's contractors and subcontractors. The CMMC is a comprehensive certification process that combines existing cybersecurity best practices and standards from multiple sources into one unified approach to cybersecurity. The CMMC is designed to assess the contractor's ability to protect CUI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The CMMC is an important tool for the DoD to ensure that contractors and subcontractors are taking the necessary steps to protect CUI. .



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