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The Top Ten Things You Need to Know About CMMC

Here's What You Must Know About CMMC The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was officially launched on January 31st, ushering in a new era of visibility and accountability for defense contractors. CMMC brings sweeping changes on how the Department of Defense (DoD) views cybersecurity. CMMC aims to build upon the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and Natio...

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GCC High Update January 2020

Time to take Teams seriously in GCC High For many companies who use GCC High, the addition of Microsoft Teams was a long-awaited improvement in collaboration. Over the last month or so, Microsoft has been adding new features – and tweaking others to make Teams even more robust, increasing both functionality and productivity. Microsoft has put considerable effort into adding features which wi...

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C3 Welcomes New Staff to the Team

C3 Welcomes New Staff to the Team Last year was another record year for C3 and with that success comes continued growth of our team. In just the last few months we've welcomed three new members to the C3 family. Together, they bring more experience and capability that makes us even stronger. Here is a quick introduction to each of them and if you bump into them – whether onsite or virtually –...

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C3 Returns to Microsoft Ignite The Tour

C3 Returns to Microsoft Ignite The Tour February 6-7, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC C3 is excited to announce that we will again be a sponsor of Microsoft Ignite The Tour on February 6th and 7th, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Microsoft Ignite is a free technical training event for system administrators and developers, as well as a great opportunity to network and...

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The C3 Team Supports “Wreaths Across America”

On December 14th, the C3 team gathered bright and early on a cold, soggy Saturday, bundled up in coats and gloves, filled coffee cups and headed over to Arlington National Cemetery, where we joined over 38,000 Americans to participate in Wreaths Across America. The annual event is a day of service in which volunteers lay wreaths on thousands of veteran’s graves at Arlington National Cemetery as ...

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CMMC Version 0.7 Released

CMMC Version 0.7 Released – Some Initial Thoughts The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment [OUSD(A&S)] released version 0.7 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification last week. Keeping with the trend of continual refinement, version 0.7 shed light on Level 4 and 5 as promised. Here’s our takeaways: On Time, On Target If ...

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GCC High Update: EM+S E5 Is Now Fully Available

GCC High Update: EM+S E5 A couple of important releases last month mark a major milestone for the GCC High program. Most notably, Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is now in general availability. This, combined with Microsoft Defender ATP, rounds out the Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 license. Until now, we’ve been reluctant to recommend the E5 licens...

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NIST 800-171 It’s Not Scary, It’s Just Security. Part II – Access Control

NIST 800-171 – Access Control In my last blog post about NIST 800-171, I wrote about how meeting the requirements of 800-171 is more attainable than most would assume. Some of the controls required by 800-171 are security measures already in place courtesy of most modern systems or are already considered best practices within the Information Technology community. For example, anti-virus protect...

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Our Top Announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Top Announcements from Microsoft Ignite The C3 team was at Microsoft Ignite in force at the beginning of the month, and there is a lot to share. The annual event features a slew of product releases, some of which are rolling out and some of which are “coming soon.” We counted, and there were about 175 separate releases, but rest assured you probably don’t need all 175 (yet). So, here’s a ...

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CMMC Version 0.6 Released … Some Initial Thoughts

CMMC Version 0.6 Released The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment [OUSD(A&S)] released Version 0.6 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification last week. Some aspects have changed, and still, others seem to still be on hold. Here’s our takeaways: We’re all Taking CMMC Seriously Over the last few years, C3 has been trackin...

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