The JAMIS CMMC Readiness Group
JAMIS has Teamed Up with Industry Experts to Deliver Real Advice in Helping You Navigate a Complex New Environment
Is Your Organization Prepared for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC 2.0) Rollout?
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) originally introduced the framework for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 1.0 (CMMC) program in September 2020. The idea behind this initiative is to merge several cybersecurity control standards, including NIST SP 800-171, into a single, unified standard. In November 2021, the DOD announced “CMMC 2.0,” an updated program structure and requirements. The primary goals are to safeguard sensitive information to enable and protect the warfighter, dynamically enhance DIB cybersecurity to meet evolving threats, ensure accountability while minimizing barriers to compliance with DoD requirements, contribute towards instilling a collaborative culture of cybersecurity and cyber resilience, and maintain public trust through high professional and ethical standards. All DoD Contractors will be required to comply once the forthcoming rules go into effect.
JAMIS has you covered. We've gathered many of the top cybersecurity experts in the federal contracting industry to give you the lowdown on what to expect, when to expect it, who needs be involved, and how to prepare for it.
Industry Experts Delivering Real Advice to Help You Navigate a Complex New Environment
The CMMC Readiness Group is comprised of the JAMIS team in combination with a panel of experts in Cybersecurity and the GovCon regulatory and compliance landscape in general. The intention of the group is to:
- Provide awareness and education to JAMIS customers and partners on the topic of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as it is being rolled out to the federal contracting industry.
- Data security is a very high priority for JAMIS, and staying engaged with industry experts and customers on this journey to a new frontier is the best way for us to prepare for a new regulatory environment.
Get to Know The CMMC Readiness Group Panel of Experts
Topic: CMMC 2.0 and the evolution of Zero Trust. What practical business steps do I take now as a government contractor?
While there have been changes in direction with the CMMC’s latest version 2.0, and further changes are still possible, it’s clear that the time is now to be ready for the road that lies ahead. What's required for government contractors today is DFARS clause 7012, NIST 800-171. But there are larger security implications of not being ready outside of just compliance readiness. It seems as though every week we learn about a new cyberattack on a federal agency, a government contractor, or an organization that plays a critical role in our infrastructure or supply chains. The White House recently released a Federal Zero Trust strategy in a memo that instructs agencies to internally source funding or seek investments from alternative funds such as the Technology Modernization Fund for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Waiting around for the final rules to fall in place is no longer an option.
Jake Nix, CEO, RISCPoint Advisory Group
RISCPoint provides custom tailored security and compliance services delivered by industry experts. RISCPoint was founded with the vision to seamlessly integrate with your team, utilizing only high-performing professionals with deep technical and operational experience to fulfill your security and compliance needs.
Tom Tollerton, Principal, FORVIS
Tom is a CMMC Provisional Assessor and leads cybersecurity compliance services at FORVIS. FORVIS is a Top 10 Professional Services firm and the sixth Authorized C3PAO in the country.
Eric Crusius, Partner, Holland & Knight
Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Group attorneys guide clients through all phases of the procurement process, from identifying marketplace opportunities through responding to solicitations to drafting and negotiating contracts and compliance with contractual requirements and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Eric Levitas, Director of Business Development, Edwards Performance Solutions
Edwards Performance Solutions will play a role in nearly every aspect of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) ecosystem. Edwards is a CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) Candidate Certified Third Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO), Registered Provider Organization (RPO), Licensed Partner Publisher (LPP) and a Licensed Training Provider (LTP). Edwards has 10 CMMC Registered Practitioners (RP’s), 5 Provisional Assessors and 3 Provisional Instructors.