NWAGC & Ignyte Institute Join Efforts to Expedite Mandatory CMMC Compliance

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors (AGC) partners with Ignyte Institute to accelerate the education and adaptation of their members to the emerging cybersecurity certification requirements for Defense Construction Contractors. As it was announced a month ago, all contractors and vendors working with DoD had to perform a self-assessment of their cybersecurity compliance with NIST …

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MAGNET, Ignyte Institute Partner for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Acceleration Program in Ohio

Recently announced partnership between MAGNET and Ignyte Institute promises to raise awareness and help accelerate the adoption process of new certification requirements for Defense Contractors in the state of Ohio. MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, a partner of the NIST and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program to support small and medium manufacturers …

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Risk Management Leadership

There is a stark difference between risk management and risk management leadership. Risk management is a tactical ability to manage security risks, often through other individuals. It involves setting achievable targets, defining clear objectives, monitoring the progress, motivating and tasking people, and making adjustments as needed. On the other hand, risk management leadership is a …

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Cyber Leadership

Most cybersecurity programs and certifications focus on equipping technical skills. Successful completion of the courses provides specialists who may not be conversant with the bigger picture or technical view of cyber risks. The professionals may not be able to communicate effectively with business stakeholders or executive management regarding organizational risks due to lack of adequate …

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Understanding the CMMC Fundamentals

Starting this year, all contractors working for the Department of Defense and subcontractors must pass a CMMC (cybersecurity maturity model certification) audit to ensure controls and processes are in place and working properly to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI). The decision to create, and mandate such a framework is a response from the Department of …

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Potential Cost of DoD CMMC Certification

Businesses may incur high costs when complying with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). However, it is imminent for any company with a contract or performs any transactions with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must pass independent assessments against the CMMC requirements to win new contracts and to maintain existing contracts. It applies to …

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