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President Releases Executive Order on Cybersecurity; CMMC-AB On Path to Approve First Assessor

May 17, 2021

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

Last week, President Biden released an executive order which focuses primarily on improving cybersecurity within the federal government. Essentially, the executive order states that software sold to the federal government will need to comply with strict standards within six months. Companies selling the software will need to “self-certify and violators will be removed from federal procurement lists.” This will eliminate those who refuse to implement better cybersecurity within their organizations from competing for government contracts in the future.

In other news, the DoD’s Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) has approved the first company to become a certified CMMC assessor. It hasn’t been disclosed yet which company it is, but the next step is for the CMMC Accreditation Body to give the company Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) status so they can begin assessments.

Lastly, the CMMC Accreditation Body has named Melanie Kyle Gingrich as the First Vice President for Training and Development. “She will oversee the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB training, education, and curricular management programs.” They also added two new members, Mathew Newfield and Clifton Poole, to the CMMC-AB Board of Directors.

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 please feel free to send me an email at info@neqterlabs.com.

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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