Cybersecurity, The CMMC and Contract Management: What You Need to Know
Monday, June 7, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is working with DoD stakeholders, including: university-affiliated research centers, federally funded centers and industry at large to develop the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), with the aim to enhance the protection of certain information within the supply chain. The CMMC is a process that measures the ability of an organization within the defense industrial base (DIB) sector to protect such information. CMMC also adds a certification element to verify implementation of cybersecurity requirements. Contracting professionals in affected industries must know which requirements to flow down to their subcontracts as well as when a subcontract can or cannot be awarded. We will discuss the risk of contractors' reliance on certifications from subcontractors as well as ways subcontractors can protect themselves.