Understanding CMMC: Watch Out for Unauthorized Training Providers

cmmc auditing

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework is a new and evolving compliance standard for contractors working with agencies under the Department of Defense (DoD) or select Executive Branch functions. 

Much of this framework focuses on the readiness of a contractor to manage risk and security in their IT systems, and the capabilities they have to handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Since this is such a new framework, however, there is a push to train cybersecurity auditors and managed service providers who can successfully audit contractors in the upcoming years. Accordingly, there are plenty of companies out there advertising that they can provide training for CMMC audits and implementation. 

You must vet any organization that claims they can provide authorized instruction or assessments for CMMC authorization. 

 

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What is the Difference Between SOC Reports?

SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3

System and Organization Controls Audits and reporting are fundamental activities in our IT-driven business environments. An independent framework, SOC report variations (SOC 1, 2 and 3) provide your business with ways to assess your security and provide proof to potential clients and partners that you are implementing effective security and privacy controls to protect their data. 

Here, we’ll cover some of the basics of SOC audits, including the differences between SOC 1, 2 and 3 reports. 

 

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The Top Cloud Security Threats in 2021

Cloud Security

As more businesses, agencies and consumers turn to online services for everything from shopping to data intelligence and even disaster response, the threats from outside attackers have been increasing exponentially year after year. Cloud providers are expanding their offerings to cover several partners across several industries, and as such, they prove to be juicy targets for hackers who want to undermine their cybersecurity efforts and steal data through sophisticated cloud security threats. 

Here, we’re covering the top 5 security threats that a cloud provider may face in 2021. While we’re only halfway through the year, it’s already turning out to be one of the most significant years on record in terms of data loss and theft. It’s up to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to understand modern threats and prepare for them with tight cybersecurity controls and compliance strategies.

 

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