This 3m video answers a question we’re being asked by smaller defense contractors/subcontractors: “If I’m in CMMC compliance does that mean I won’t experience a cyber attack?”
Will CMMC Compliance guarantee you won’t get hacked once you’re certified?
Cyber attackers keep finding new attack methods, so there is no 100% guarantee that you won’t get hacked. However, it will help you significantly reduce your chances of getting attacked. Attackers usually go after organizations with weaker security measures. If you have better cybersecurity than other organizations, you will have a smaller chance of getting attacked.
So, what does CMMC really do for your organization?
- It helps you establish cybersecurity measures to prevent, detect, respond and recover from a security incident or data breach.
- It helps you patch and upgrade your systems and applications to reduce the chances of getting hacked.
- CMMC helps you understand which part of your network, systems and applications handle Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Control Unclassified Information (CUI).
- It also helps you ensure your subcontractors are as secure as you are since they have to practice the same level of security measures as you or be at the level that you instructed them.
- Even if you suffer a security incident, if you can prove that you have established and follow good cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices, there will likely be fewer consequences than if you do not have a good cybersecurity program.
- CMMC helps you establish a cybersecurity incident response plan so you know what to do and where to report your security incident within the DOD if you have a breach. DOD has cybersecurity incident reporting requirements. You don’t want to scramble and find out these reporting requirements or processes at the time of the breach.
CMMC will improve your overall security posture. It will help you better prepare for cybersecurity events, as well as prevent, detect, respond and recover from cybersecurity incidents.
My name is Kyle Lai, President and Chief Information Security Officer at KLC Consulting. If you have any questions about CMMC compliance, CMMC Consulting, security incident response and investigation or data breach investigation, please contact us at CMMC@klcconsulting.net or visit our website at klcconsulting.net. Thank you.
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