Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): First Look

The US Government has imposed new requirements on contractors who process Controlled Unclassified Information. This course teaches you the critical knowledge you need to understand and implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2021
Duration
1h 27m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2021
Duration
1h 27m
Description

Over the past several years, damaging breaches of government data in defense contractor systems have resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of a wide range of sensitive information. In this course, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): First Look, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirement recently levied by the U.S. Government on its defense contractors, to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). First, you’ll explore what the CMMC is, and why it was created. Next, you’ll discover the key US Government regulations involved with imposing the CMMC on Department of Defense contractors, including the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, as well as the NIST Special Publication 800-171 series. You’ll understand the structure of the CMMC model, to include its domains, capabilities, processes, and practices. Finally, you’ll learn about the 5 Levels of the CMMC Maturity Model. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll understand how the CMMC will apply to the various scenarios in which defense contractors may be situated.

About the author
About the author

Bobby E. Rogers is an information security engineer working as a contractor for Department of Defense agencies, helping to secure, certify, and accredit their information systems. His duties include information system security engineering, risk management, and certification and accreditation efforts.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Bobby Rogers, and welcome to Pluralsight's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): First Look course. I'm a cyber security engineer, and I work as a contractor securing information systems and data for the US Government, specializing in cyber risk management. Have you heard about the new CMMC process coming that will affect government contractors, but don't know enough details yet? The Department of Defense and later the entire Federal Government will require that all contractors processing, storing, transmitting, and receiving controlled unclassified information must be certified as having met the protection requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation or DFARS, utilizing controls established in this special publication 800‑171. That's why we produced this course that gives you a first look at the CMMC program. We're going to discuss the CMMC and how it works and, most importantly, how it affects you. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what the CMMC is, the regulations that govern the CMMC, how the CMMC certification process works, and the scenarios requiring CMMC for your company. By the end of this course, you'll understand exactly what the CMMC is and how it affects you. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with US Government cybersecurity requirements and the NIST Risk Management Framework. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about the CMMC with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): First Look course from Pluralsight.