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CMMC assessor training expected in late summer

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The professional training required to conduct assessments for the Department of Defense’s unified cybersecurity standard for contractors won’t begin until later this summer, according to an official from the organization overseeing the process.

“I know many of you are excited to see when the CMMC ecosystem will be in full swing. I say the following: We are getting closer. ” Matt Travis, the CEO of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, wrote in a memo addressed to one Updated Frequently Asked Questions document.

The much-needed training will not be available until “mid to late summer” when the courses needed for the training are expected to be approved.

In its update, the board confirmed that only one organization that is a candidate for certification as an external assessment organization (C3PAO) has been “successfully assessed” in maturity level 3 of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center and that “several others are currently being assessed “. “So far, only 40% of the C3PAO applications have been processed.

The new FAQs aim to dispel misunderstandings or rumors about issues ranging from funding the organization to its application status as a nonprofit organization. But the standout updates are about timelines. For example, the licensed software provider program of CMMC is under development and should be introduced this year.

The announcement also highlighted the governing body’s plans to become an accreditation body for the International Standards Organization (ISO) by the end of fiscal year 2022. This certification is a mandatory part of the organization’s contract with the DOD.

The AB also stated that it would publish a permanent marketplace portal later this year.

The announcement comes in the midst of personnel changes at CMMC-AB in connection with the training management. Melanie Kyle Gingrich tiered At the beginning of May, he took on the role of training and education manager at AB, who oversees day-to-day operations.

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