How CMMC Measures Up to Other Compliance Frameworks

If you’re reading this post, chances are you have been through a regulatory compliance push before. And you’re probably hoping that (at least) some of your previous efforts will count towards newer frameworks, like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Well, we’re here to tell you where that might be the case, and where it might not be.

This post will cover how the CMMC relates to other regulatory frameworks, such as NIST 800-171, PCI DSS v3.2.1, ISO 27002, and the CIS Top 20 Controls. We’ll look at areas of overlap between capability requirements, and highlight some notable ways that CMMC demands businesses level-up their security stance from what other frameworks require.

If you need a deeper dive into how and why to achieve the CMMC level that’s right for you, we’re having a free webinar on October 29th @ 12:00pm EST that will walk you through the decision. Click here to register now.

People who register will receive a complete table mapping the individual requirements across various frameworks. The webinar will also outline the ways that many of your CMMC requirements can be met with the help of IntelliGO MDR, IntelliGO Virtual CISO, and partner programs from Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

Key Differences Between CMMC and Other Frameworks

The CMMC framework draws on maturity processes and cybersecurity best practices from multiple previous standards, encompassing some or all of their requirements as part of its own. The biggest difference between CMMC and other compliance frameworks is that CMMC establishes five tiered, stacking certification levels that identify the maturity and reliability of a company’s cybersecurity infrastructure. Briefly, the five levels are:

  • Level 1: “Basic cyber hygiene” practices, such as using antivirus software and requiring regular password changes by employees.
  • Level 2: “Intermediate cyber hygiene” practices to begin to (Read more...)

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