CMMC V1.0 – AC.1.004 – Control Information Posted or Processed on Publicly Accessible Information Systems

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 27, 2020
The fourth Practice required to be implemented under CMMC V1.0 within your information security plans, also falls under the Capability, Limit data access to authorized users and processes (C004).  This Practice is titled, Control Information Posted or Processed on Publicly Accessible Information Systems (and is found on Pg 52 of the Appendix B PDF or […]
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CMMC V1.0 – AC.1.003 – Verify, Control and Limit Connections to, and Use of, External Information Systems.

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 24, 2020
The third Practice required to be implemented under CMMC V1.0 within your information security plans, falls under the capability, Limit data access to authorized users and processes (C004).  This capability has similarities to the previous one discussed, Control internal system access (C002), and differs only that the expectations within AC.1.003 relate to limiting access to […]
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CMMC V1.0 – Level 1 Compliance – AC.1.002 – Limiting System Access to Types of Transactions

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 18, 2020
In this and succeeding entries, we will review one or two Practices per article, focusing on the description of the practice and the clarifying statement and examples provided within Appendix B of CMMC V 1.0.  The second practice required to achieve Level 1 compliance under the CMMC standard falls under the second capability, Control internal […]
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CMMC V1.0 – Level 1 Compliance – Understanding the Resources and Appendices

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 13, 2020
So, as a Department of Defense contractor (Prime or Sub), you have determined that you need to achieve at least Level 1 certification within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) V1.0, though are unsure as to what Level 1 compliance entails.  This article marks the first of several that will dive into each of the […]
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Achieving CMMC Level 1 Certification – Basic Cyber Hygiene

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 10, 2020
Are you a small business currently fulfilling a Department of Defense (DoD) government contract or do you plan to bid on a contract solicitation in the coming years?  Are you a subcontractor to a larger prime that has secured a DoD contract?  Are you aware of the current cybersecurity requirements expected of DoD contractors and […]
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Small Business DoD Contractors – Be Alert, CMMC Has Arrived

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On December 17, 2019
Many reading this post are aware there are significant changes coming for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors (prime or subs) in 2020 and it is essential to be getting ready for these if you intend to continue with existing DoD contracts or obtain new ones.  Currently, DoD allows a business to self-certify compliance to controls […]
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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Game Changer for DOD/Government Contracting Businesses

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On October 16, 2019
Here is a brief update on something called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  This is a game changer for government contractors dealing with DOD in either a prime or sub contracting capacity and goes into effect January 2020 (timeline below).  For those aware of the significance of CMMC, there is a true sense of […]
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Continual Learning Leads to Continual Growth for Columbus Sign Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 21, 2017
Richie Grantham first came to the UGA SBDC in Columbus in 2008. He had purchased Sunshine Banners and Signs and was seeking guidance on how to best structure this business and prepare it for growth. The SBDC’s GrowSmart program was accepting applications, so Grantham applied and was accepted. After attending the five-week program, Grantham learned […]
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