Deciphering Microsoft’s Latest Guidance Around DFARS and GCC

Microsoft’s announcement this week that the GCC version of Microsoft 365 can now support DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance is an important step in the evolution of the service and good news for many defense contractors. This news creates an additional option for some companies as they chart the best path to meet both DFARS and CMMC compliance. However, this does not change the guidance for defense c...

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DFARS Interim Rule: What you need to know to navigate CMMC

DFARS Interim Rule: What you need to know to navigate CMMC C3 Integrated Solution's President Bill Wootton helps navigate the new DFARS rule, which fundamentally changes the way contractors meet and report their cybersecurity readiness to the government. Widely anticipated, this rule embeds CMMC into contracts moving forward and adds key requirements to ensure the cybersecurity of our nation’...

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Are You Ready for CMMC?

Are You Ready for CMMC? Join C3's President Bill Wootton as he walks through the history of CMMC, the current requirements and how your company can start their journey to CMMC compliance with the C3 CMMC Readiness Program. Speakers...

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Meet Mark Meyerson

A big welcome to Mark Meyerson, who joined C3 at the end of 2020 as our Director of Managed Services. Mark brings an extensive background in managed services, cloud services, IT strategy, and cybersecurity strategy and has nearly 20 years in the IT industry overall. He’s a University of Delaware graduate, loves music, knocking out daily goals before 4 p.m. and refuses to feel guilty about guilty...

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2020 Holiday Giving: C3 Supports Veterans and Helps Fight Food Insecurity

Like many best laid plans in 2020, our annual tradition of supporting Wreaths Across America has needed to evolve this year. While we’ll miss coming together to lay wreaths on thousands of veteran’s graves at Arlington National Cemetery, C3 has found new ways to support our Veteran’s community AND fill a need in our local community. We’re proud to make our holiday contributions on behalf o...

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The C3 CMMC Readiness Program Goes Live

The C3 CMMC Readiness Program Goes Live Clients and friends of C3 have heard us speak many times about the implications of the pending CMMC requirements for all DoD contractors. Now, with the implementation of the DFARS Interim Rule, CMMC has officially arrived and is now codified. To meet the needs of small and mid-market system integrators throughout the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), C3...

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Microsoft Office 365 Announces Changes to Anti-SPAM Features

Over the past few months, Microsoft has been updating how Office 365 deals with spoofing and phishing attacks.  While many of these new features come as a part of the add-on Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 2 license, a few of them have affected all license levels and have taken some admins by surprise. As a recent example, automatic e-mail forwarding was disabled for all tenants, which su...

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Meet Bill Crider

Bill Crider is C3’s newest team member, joining C3 as our Director of Collaboration and Governance. Bill’s background is in solutions architecture and building software solutions for Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint platforms. In addition to Bill’s work expertise, he’s an Ohio State football fan, he manages a rock band and speaks Russian. Intrigued? We were, and so we sat down with Bill to...

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Planning Your 2021 Budget?  Make Sure You Include CMMC

Planning Your 2021 Budget?  Make Sure You Include CMMC As the summer ends and the calendar turns to fall, most companies start the planning process for their annual budget.  This is a key time to make the case for top priorities and necessary investments across the organization, including IT.  Most years, we would talk about a hardware refresh, or maybe digital transformation, and of course cy...

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DoD (Finally) Issues Interim Rule Regarding CMMC

DoD (Finally) Issues Interim Rule Regarding CMMC Last week, the DoD issued an interim rule that fundamentally changes the way contractors meet and report their cybersecurity readiness to the government. Widely anticipated, this rule embeds CMMC into contracts moving forward and adds key requirements to ensure the cybersecurity of our nation’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB). What’s In The Rule...

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