As the Remote Workforce now starts to predominate the American way of life, businesses are fast scrambling now with this new normal. Apart from addressing Cybersecurity issues which are rampant today (and will only get worse), coming into compliance, especially with that of the GDPR and the CCPA, is also becoming of prime concern.
After all, if the right controls are not in place, a company can face an audit by regulators, and worst yet, they can face some extremely serious financial penalties, which can be as high as 4% of gross revenue. Of course trying to achieve the right level of compliance and avoiding all of this mess can now be viewed as an insurmountable task, seeing that everything is now virtual.
But as we approach closer to the end of the year, there is yet another new compliance requirement that subcontractors that work for the Department of Defense (DoD) have to go undergo and receive. It is known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or the “CMMC” for short. Before they can be awarded any kind or type of contract, every defense company must have obtained this special certification.
Rather than trying to tackle the gargantuan issues of compliance into your own hands, it is always easier to turn to a Cybersecurity company that does nothing but specialize in this area. After all, this is what the do best, and they can help your organization come into compliance in just under the half the time it would take your IT Security team to do.
In this podcast, we have the honor and privilege of interviewing Adam Austin, Cybersecurity Lead at Totem Technologies. He breaks down the CMMC for us in easy to understand terms, and how a defense company can get certified.
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