Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and The Importance of Culture

March 5, 2021

In many of the discussions about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), I find one thing lacking. This is an emphasis on developing a culture of cybersecurity within Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors and how that translates into reality for companies large and small. Achieving certification at any of the 5 CMMC maturity levels isn’t just a one-time or even triennial event (every 3 years) to demonstrate compliance with tens or hundreds of security practices to a certified 3rd party assessor (C3PAO). Businesses that think this way may be in for a rude awakening as they go through the initial assessments. And even more so as the CMMC model evolves and becomes more challenging over time.

At Aronson, we believe that it is impossible to have a secure and compliant technology environment without buy-in and engagement from the entire organization. Having the right system knowledge, understanding of supporting functions, support, and resources, will be essential to achieving and maintaining compliance with CMMC practices at your organization’s desired maturity level.

Download this resource for more information about the importance of instilling a culture of cybersecurity awareness within your organization. Then visit our CMMC Advisory page to learn how Aronson can assist your organization on your cybersecurity maturity journey.