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CMMC-AB Authorizes First Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization

Jun 14, 2021

Happy Monday, and thanks for tuning into this week’s segment of Mondays with Miranda!

First things first, don’t forget to register for our webinar this week! On Wed, Jun 16th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT, we will be discussing an effective way to “Bulletproof” your network and your reputation. All your questions on CMMC Level 3 and NIST SP 800-171 compliance answered! Register here!

In more exciting news, the CMMC Accreditation Body recently authorized the first Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). In order for a company to become a C3PAO, they must first pass a CMMC Maturity Level 3 (ML3) assessment performed by the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC). So far, RedSpin has been the only company to do so.

Lastly, the global association, IPC, recently surveyed 108 electronic manufacturers, suppliers and contract manufacturers and found that 24% of respondents said the cost of CMMC compliance may force their companies to leave the U.S. defense market. Although, on a more positive note, 32% of respondents said they expect to be ready for a CMMC assessment in 1-2 years. What came as the biggest surprise was that the majority of the respondents said their companies are willing to spend at least $50,000 on CMMC readiness.

That’s all for today! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Youtube. We love comments and questions, so drop me an email

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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