The theft of intellectual property and sensitive information due to malicious cyber activity threatens economic security and national security. As part of multiple efforts focused on enhancing the security and resiliency of the Defense Industrial Base, the U. S. Department of Defense (DOD) created CMMC to assess and enhance the cybersecurity posture of contractors who serve the DOD.
The certification creates a mechanism that helps the DOD assess and verify contractor compliance with cybersecurity practices, controls, and processes, that are aimed to protect certain unclassified information that may be in the possession of those contractors, or which resides on or is transmitted through contractor information systems.
All faculty and staff who may come into contact with CUI data in their course of performing their job duties are required to take training. The training required depends upon your job, and the nature of your interaction with CUI data here at the university.