Key Account Manager
DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: What It Means for Contractors and Security Suppliers
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) relies heavily on the Defense Industrial Base Sector (DIBS) companies for services that include research and development, design, production, delivery and maintenance of military weapons systems and subsystems and components and parts for those systems. These companies include domestic and foreign entities with production assets located around the world. This collaboration between the DOD and DIBS contractors entails the exchange of sensitive information that should not be shared publicly and, when aggregated, could be a matter of national security. Cyberthreats to the DOD supply chain are growing, with the estimated cost of losses resulting from successful cyberattacks to the DIBS industry approaching $600 billion annually. Identifying how information is classified by the federal government, this presentation will dissect the process in which controlled unclassified information (CUI) is presently protected in non-federal systems and organizations and how the proposed DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, when fully implemented, will help to improve the protection of CUI.