NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC Compliance: We All Have A Part To Play

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “why” behind security compliance standards is often overlooked. Usually, talk of compliance with business leaders brings up feelings of confusion, stress, or dread. We understand it is difficult to decipher the compliance standards, let alone translate them into what you need to do to get or keep your business compliant. However, talk of compliance […]

The Time To Get DFARS & CMMC Compliant Is Now

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the creation of the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) Accreditation Body and the announcement of the CMMC standard, those of us working with the Department of Defense have been anxiously awaiting further updates, instruction, and action. Well, the time is here.

If You Are A DoD Contractor, The Christian Doctrine Applies To You

Reading Time: 2 minutes Being awarded a DoD contract can be extremely lucrative. Defense contractors can rely on a steady stream of revenue and position themselves as an integral link in the defense supply chain. However, there are many hoops to jump through when working with the government, and they put the burden of learning how to jump on […]

What is the WHY behind the creation of the CMMC Accreditation Body?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the announcement of the CMMC standard for DoD contractors, people have been scrambling to collect and share information about what the certification will require, how the audits will be performed, and when it will go into effect. We feel a crucial piece of information that has been missing is the “why”. One of the […]

On Call Compliance Solutions President Mike Frieder One Of The Very First In The Country To Complete CMMC Registered Practitioner Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes The time is 12:06 AM and the grind is real. Veteran cyber security and compliance expert Mike Frieder has just completed the CMMC (Cyber Maturity Model Certification) Framework’s Registered Practitioner Training Program.  He is one of the very first in the country to pursue and achieve successful completion of the new program which was released […]

Why A Compliance GAP Analysis Should Always Be Done Before A Major Systems Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes   We speak with many IT Managers each week who are seeking to be compliant with NIST SP 800-171 with a goal of becoming CMMC Certified. One of the recurring themes we see are that IT Managers are often tasked with a complex task which is to explore a major IT system change such as […]