• Accelerating CMMC Compliance

    Stuart Itkin, Vice President, CMMC & FedRAMP Assurance, Coalfire Federal

    The reason the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is so critical to national security can be traced back to the second World War: To counter German submarine attacks against Allied supply chains, British intelligence hacked a German Enigma machine, stole the code, intercepted enemy communications, and neutered the Nazi U-boat threat. Today, foreign adversaries are turning the tables against us. The Sea Dragon hack, reported in 2018, included the theft of communications and cryptography data for our submarine fleet. The important difference: we detected the theft. But what if we hadn’t? Would our submarine fleet truly be an effective nuclear deterrent today, or would we be living with a false sense of security?

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