What is CMMC Compliance?

By000 Lisa DeVoto
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was created to enhance the cybersecurity posture of companies participating in US government supply chains. As of December 31, 2017, defense and government suppliers had to comply with NIST 800-171. Starting in 2020 with the introduction of the CMMC FAR clause, the DoD is gradually transitioning federal contract information to include CMMC instead of NIST 800-171.