CMMC Certification: Dun & Bradstreet’s Approach to Pre-Assessment

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is required to continue to compete for U.S Department of Defense (DOD) contracts containing Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The time is now to get ahead of this requirement and ensure that your company can achieve certification. A key component of certification, whether it is for Level 1, 2, 3, or 4-5 CMMC certification, is passing an independent, third-party audit of your IT security controls and those of your key suppliers. At the same time, failing an audit means you may have to wait months before reapplying for certification, delaying your opportunity to obtain lucrative DOD contracts.

With so much at stake, what is the best way to prepare for your third-party CMMC certification audit? Watch this webinar to learn about the new CMMC certification process where we will answer questions like:

  • How do I prepare for CMMC certification?
  • What information should I compile for submission prior to initiating the certification process?
  • What are the certification “pitfalls” I should look out for?

In addition, hear about the pre-assessment tool that Dun & Bradstreet is developing, in partnership with QOMPLX, to help with pre-certification assessment of your company’s cybersecurity maturity. When available, you will be able to use the tool to:

  • Assess your cyber security procedures and policies to measure your cybersecurity maturity according to CMMC criteria
  • Identify problem areas in need of remediation prior to commencing the CMMC certification process
  • Simplify your CMMC audit submission

Speaker Details

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Erik Ekwurzel is the Chief Technology Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Government Solutions. Erik is responsible for all aspects of technology and technical services provided by Dun & Bradstreet to ensure the secure, compliant, and mission-applicable flow of Dun & Bradstreet data and analytics to the Government.

The data industry in our era is as much about security as it is about relevance, accuracy, refresh rate, and completeness. Erik is accountable for the implementation of complex solutions for some of Dun & Bradstreet’s largest government customers including SBA, TSA, DHS, DoD, and Intel.

Earlier in his career at Dun & Bradstreet, Erik designed, implemented, and managed products for Dun & Bradstreet’s global customer base, several of which are still in production, including Quick Data Services, Private Data Portal, and the Customer Insight platform.

Erik joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2001 when Dun & Bradstreet acquired an internet data distribution startup where Erik led a professional services team responsible for a multi-million-dollar portfolio. Erik attended Columbia College and the University of Pittsburgh and holds a BA in Philosophy of Science, with a concentration in Mathematics.

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