Dun & Bradstreet has announced their strategic partnership with QOMPLX on Thursday. The companies will provide the more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies and subcontractors with assessment and certification, which is required by the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) model.
“We’re excited to partner with Dun & Bradstreet on such an important initiative,” said Bill Solms, president and general manager of QOMPLX Government Solutions Division. “CMMC is a step in the right direction to further protect government data, and our partnership with Dun & Bradstreet gives companies in the Defense Industrial Base the best chance to get this done quickly and reliably.”
The companies will integrate CMMC to verify and ensure that the appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure ethical cyber use and protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the Department of Defense’s (DoD) indstrustry partner nextworks.
The DoD will also utilize the expertise of the companies to help suppliers understand and secure certification, and larger defense contractors evaluate and secure subcontractors within their own network.
“The implementation of the CMMC framework demonstrates that the U.S. federal government is prioritizing security internally, and holds its contractors to the same standard,” said Erik Ekwurzel, Chief Technology Officer, Government Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet. “We fully support this initiative, and with our partnership with QOMPLX, we plan to be contractors’ trusted partner in securing certification.”
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