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Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Cybersecurity Standards

New cybersecurity standards are being launched for industry working with the Pentagon.

In National Defense Mag.  Brought to my attention:

Pentagon Rolling Out New Cybersecurity Standards for Industry   By Jon Harper

"... The Defense Department unveiled its plans Jan. 31 for implementing a new set of cybersecurity standards that companies must eventually adhere to if they want to do business with the Pentagon.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification version 1.0, or CMMC, is an effort to prod the defense industrial base to better protect its networks and controlled unclassified information against cyberattacks and theft by foreign adversaries such as China.

“Adversaries know that in today's great power competition environment, information and technology are both key cornerstones [of national security], and attacking a sub-tier supplier is far more appealing than a prime,” Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord told reporters at the Pentagon.  ... "

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