Increasing cyberattacks targeting government agencies present a
growing threat to national security, as well as the day-to-day functioning
of government agencies and programs. To address this growing cyber
risk, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established the Cybersecurity
Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as a unified standard for assessing and
enhancing cybersecurity posture across DoD’s contracting network – the
Defense Industrial Base (DIB) – which includes over 300,000 companies.