CMMC with Microsoft Azure

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President and CISO
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CMMC with Microsoft Azure discussion points:

I still receive questions about which versions of (Microsoft) Azure support CMMC, NIST 800-171, and DFARS 252.204-7012:

  • Is Azure Commercial sufficient for FCI and CUI?
  • Will we need Azure Commercial or GCC for CUI?
  • Do we need Azure GCC High for CUI?

In short – it depends:

Federal Contract Information (FCI):  Requires CMMC Level 1Azure Commercial meets compliance requirements.
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) without ITAR or Export Controlled Information: 
Requires CMMC Level 2 or 3 – Azure GCC meets compliance requirements.
CUI with ITAR or Export Controlled information: 
Requires CMMC Level 2 or 3 and compels Azure GCC High because of U.S. Sovereignty and U.S. person operations support requirements.

Microsoft Azure for CMMC: Versions and their compliance levels chart
Source: Microsoft Azure Website

Detailed Versions comparison information is available directly from the Azure site

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