Fines, Penalties and Violations! Oh My!

Global data protection regulations (new or updated) are being enforced aggressively, resulting in a tsunami of hefty fines and penalties handed out to violators. ...

My Take On The Value Of CMMC

By John Hill I've recently seen a number of posts by "Cybersecurity Experts" saying that even at CMMC Level 1 it's ...

TechSage Solutions Achieves CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO) Status

The CMMC accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) has approved TechSage Solutions as a Registered Provider Organization to assist Department of Defense Contractors prepare for their CMMC Assessments. San Antonio, TX, December 23, 2020 / -- TechSage Solutions announces that we have been ...

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Pilots for Fiscal Year 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule on Sept. 29, 2020 to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. This interim rule includes new DFARS clause 252.204-7021, which ...

DoD's Ruling on CMMC Plus It's Interim Rule Effective November 30

The Department of Defense (DoD) has now provided its interim rule, that was published in the Federal Registrar on September 29, 2020.  It amends the DFARS requirements for the CMMC program.  It ...

My Experience with the CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner Training

Although the training material is proprietary to the CMMC-AB and confidential, there are several takeaways from this training that I can share, and I do believe these insights are extremely beneficial to any organization seeking certification (OSC) from the CMMC-AB. ...

MSPs TO FALL UNDER REQUIREMENT OF DFARS 252.204-7012

A long-standing question on whether MSPs providing outsourced IT services to DoD contractors would need to be CMMC certified gained much more clarity during a recent webinar[3] by the Defense Acquisition University thanks to the presenter Christopher Newborn, a member ...

TECHSAGE SOLUTIONS BEGINS FORMAL REGISTERED PRACTITIONER TRAINING

There has been much confusion and frankly deceptive sales practices that have plagued the rollout of the CMMC. Some companies began promising at the beginning of this year that they could get a company to CMMC compliance, long before the ...

CMMC-AB ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR MILESTONES

September will be remembered as the month when the CMMC-AB set forth the first accredited CMMC professionals. A press release[1] from September 16th, stated that the “CMMC-AB, in coordination with the DoD, has reached a monumental milestone with the initial ...