If you are a DoD (Department of Defense) contractor and want to continue the activity, it is important to make sure your organization is following the requirements of the new Interim Rule.
It is recommended to get a new assessment done by a third party, specialized in cybersecurity and experienced in working with the DoD. This new assessment needs to incorporate the new scoring methodology in order to ensure all the rules, standards, and protocols are followed.
While it may seem like another hindrance to your budget, it is important to understand that these requirements can put your organization on the path to CMMC Level 3 compliance. This way, when the time comes and the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) will get into action, your business will be ready to receive the certification without additional costs. It will keep your company one step in front of the competition which can also lead to more lucrative types of contracts.
Lastly, it is important to know that the work you did to become DFARS compliant was not in vain. The new Interim Rule specifies clearly that CMMC is built on DFARS and its main purpose is to bridge the gaps between the two frameworks.
Our team of specialists can run a complete analysis to assess your current level of compliance. We can provide you with advice and guidance regarding CMMC compliance rules and we will always keep you up to date with any new developments in this area. If you have questions about these topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to our specialists. We are prepared to answer your inquiries!