The U.S. Department of Defense recently released the latest version of its cybersecurity framework, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0). This updated framework has far-reaching impact on the entire Defense Industrial Base (DIB). CMMC 2.0 is a centralized cybersecurity framework for all contractors and suppliers in the DIB, including small and medium sized businesses. It was established to help DIBs to secure sensitive data, such as federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI). With more than 300,000 companies in the DIB, this new standard will have a significant impact on the industry.

The CMMC 2.0 framework requires organizations to comply with a range of cybersecurity practices, from basic cyber hygiene to advanced threat detection and mitigation. CMMC 2.0 contains three tiers of assessments based on the level of information access. Each tier has increasing levels of cybersecurity requirements. Levels include Level One—Foundational, Level Two—Advanced, and Level Three—Expert. To ensure compliance with the new standards, DIB organizations must implement robust cybersecurity solutions like Kiteworks.

The Private Content Network supports nearly 90% of CMMC 2.0 Level 2 requirements out of the box. With its advanced security features and intuitive user interface, Kiteworks provides a sensitive content communications solution for organizations looking to meet CMMC 2.0 Level 2 practice requirements. By using Kiteworks, DIB organizations can accelerate their path to CMMC compliance while making it immensely easier.


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