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Cyber AB launches voluntary CMMC assessment program for defense contractors


The independent organization that oversees accreditations under the Defense Department’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has given defense contractors the greenlight to undertake voluntary CMMC assessments as they await a final rule from the DOD. The Cyber AB — formerly known as the CMMC Accreditation Body — issued a draft document Tuesday detailing the assessment process that third-party organizations will need to follow in certifying that DOD contractors can…

New CMMC-AB board chair Jeff Dalton wants to make CMMC 'boring again'


The new chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification-Accreditation Body wants to eliminate the drama often associated with the Department of Defense’s contractor cybersecurity regulations and turn it back into the “boring” process it was intended to be. To do that, Jeff Dalton says it’s finally time to turn the board that oversees the Accreditation Body into a more professional group of strategic advisers rather than the startup staff it…