With the deadline for CMMC compliance looming, there is some misinformation surrounding what CMMC is and isn’t. One of these myths is that CMMC is similar to HITRUST, which is simply not true.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a new certification framework that was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to help protect the security of sensitive government information. It is designed to provide a more comprehensive approach to cybersecurity than previous frameworks, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework or the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF).
One key difference between CMMC and HITRUST is that CMMC is focused specifically on protecting government information, whereas HITRUST is a broader framework that is used by a wider range of organizations, including healthcare providers, insurance companies, and other types of businesses. While both frameworks offer a certification process allowing organizations to demonstrate their compliance with the framework’s security requirements, CMMC will be required to do business in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
CMMC is important because it helps DIB organizations improve their overall cybersecurity posture. By implementing the security measures outlined in the CMMC framework, organizations can better protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats, such as hackers and malware. This can help reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents, which can have significant financial and reputational consequences for organizations.
Tego is a CMMC Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO) with two Registered Practitioners (RPs) on staff. Our RPs have several years’ experience in the security, audit, and compliance space and maintain training in basic CMMC methodology. There is a specific process to becoming an RPO that involves demonstrated experience in assessment, background checks, regular participation in CMMC-AB Town Hall updates, and more.
For more information on how Tego can help your organization achieve CMMC compliance, contact us today.