What Contractors Should Do Now About DoD's New Cybersecurity Rule
Government Contracts attorney Eric Crusius was interviewed by Federal News Network where he discussed the U.S. Department of Defense's new cybersecurity rule and its implications for defense contractors. The interview highlighted the evolving Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, detailing key changes and compliance measures that contractors are required to undertake. Mr. Crusius emphasized the crucial balance between heightened cybersecurity measures and potential regulatory burdens, cautioning defense contractors to carefully navigate the intricacies of the proposed rule to mitigate legal risks and ensure compliance.
"If you’re a contractor with controlled unclassified information, you’re going to want to get that third party certification because you don’t know what the next contract is going to require," he said.