What Is a CMMC Certification?

If you haven’t heard of a CMMC certification before, there can be a lot to know. Keep reading to learn what a CMMC certification is.

A CMMC certification stands for Cyber Maturity Model Certification. It is a system of compliance levels used by the government, like the Department of Defense, to determine if an organization has the security needed to work with controlled or vulnerable data.

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The CMMC is nothing new. It has been around for some time but recently, some requirements were updated. To determine where your company falls on the CMMC levels, you’ll need to consult with the existing framework and documents. Since it can be a pretty extensive process, it is best to consult the help of a CMMC expert.

So, how many levels are there to the CMMC certification? There are five levels total which range from one to five, with five being the highest. Level one is the most basic and includes basic security systems and antivirus software. At level five, there are proactive measures to detect threats before they arise. Organizations at level five are also constantly optimizing their infrastructure.

To learn more about a CMMC certification, watch the video above!


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