The independent organization that oversees accreditations under the Defense Department’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has given defense contractors the greenlight to undertake voluntary CMMC assessments as they await a final rule from the DOD.
The Cyber AB — formerly known as the CMMC Accreditation Body — issued a draft document Tuesday detailing the assessment process that third-party organizations will need to follow in certifying that DOD contractors can securely handle the department’s sensitive information, as will soon be required by the CMMC program.
But while that assessment process is in draft form and the Pentagon finalizes its rulemaking for CMMC, contractors in the defense industrial base are now able to undergo voluntary assessments jointly conducted by CMMC-accredited third-party assessment organizations and the DOD’s Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC), Matt Travis, CEO of the Cyber AB, told FedScoop.
Travis announced the draft CMMC Assessment Process and the new voluntary assessments under what he called the “joint surveillance voluntary assessment program” at a regularly held Cyber AB town hall meeting Tuesday.
“Back in November, when the department announced the changes to CMMC, they acknowledge that … there’s been investment from DIB companies [that] have already implemented [National Institutes of Standards and Technology Special Publication] 800-171. There’s an ecosystem that’s been built, and they wanted to support voluntary assessments,” Travis told FedScoop.
CMMC is the Pentagon’s ambitious framework to more thoroughly assess and accredit any contractors that handle its controlled unclassified information (CUI) on their systems, ensuring they meet certain National Institutes of Standards and Technology cybersecurity requirements 800-171 and 800-172. After reforming the program late last year, the Pentagon is working on issuing a final rule that will mandate those contractors that work with the department’s CUI be CMMC certified, or risk losing its business.
The new joint voluntary assessments allow for “if you’re a DIB company that has implemented 800-171 and you want to go ahead and get assessed voluntarily — because obviously, without the rulemaking, there are no mandatory requirements yet — you could hire one of the 16 authorized [third-party assessment organizations] to conduct that assessment” along with the partnership, oversight and existing authorities of the DIBCAC, until CMMC has a final rule, Travis said.
Travis said as he understands it, the final rule will include reciprocity provisions so that any contractors that are voluntarily assessed and meet DIBCAC High requirements will be transitioned to a CMMC Level 2 certification.
The draft CMMC Assessment Process explains that, once CMMC’s final rule takes effect, it will be the “doctrine providing the overarching procedures and guidance for CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) conducting official CMMC Assessments of organizations seeking CMMC Certification.”
The released draft version of the assessment process applies only to level 2 of the CMMC framework. With the introduction of CMMC 2.0 late last year, DOD contractors that handle controlled unclassified information must meet one of three levels of certification, and the majority will fall under levels 1 — which allows a self-assessment — and 2, which requires some contractors to pass an assessment conducted by a third party.
“The CAP, developed and maintained by the CMMC Accreditation Body … is an element of official CMMC canon and adherence to its procedures is required by C3PAOs and their Assessors,” the document reads. “While tailored for specific use by C3PAOs, Certified CMMC Assessors (CCAs), and Certified CMMC Professionals (CCPs), it is intended as a resource for the entire CMMC Ecosystem.”
The process goes on to explain the four phases of an assessment to ensure that it meets the goals of accuracy, fidelity, and quality, maximized consistency among various assessors, and ultimately improved “cybersecurity defensive posture and the cyber resiliency of the DIB.”
Travis called it “a reference that is going to enable consistent assessments.”
“That’s really what the CAP seeks to achieve, is that whether you’re in California or Rhode Island, as a DIB company, you’re gonna get assessed by a C3PAO, the procedures are going to be uniform. Obviously, the environment and from company to company is going to change, but the way assessments under CMMC are conducted will have repeatability and consistency.”
The Cyber AB is accepting comments on the draft for the next 30 days.
“Nothing is going to be final-final until rulemaking is completed,” Travis said. “But we felt like we had a solid enough draft to go out and put it out there in the ecosystem, take some comments over the course of the next month, and then see where we can Strengthen it where we can add more fidelity, where we can clarify things better.”
DOD officials have said they anticipate an interim final rule for CMMC to be issued by March 2023.
CAMBRIDGE, England, August 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Congenica, a UK-based digital health company that enables the rapid analysis and interpretation of genomic data, has selected the GenomOncology Precision Oncology Platform for the development of a novel ground-breaking CE-IVD Precision Oncology Solution.
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Driven by the increasing adoption of cancer genomics and the growing need to individualize therapeutic recommendations, Congenica is developing a fully automated data analysis application, aimed at transforming the usability and scalability of genomic data for routine oncology clinical practice.
To further enrich decision support capabilities for this novel precision oncology solution, Congenica is collaborating with GenomOncology to provide regional therapy recommendations.
GenomOncology’s Precision Oncology Platform is designed to harmonize the latest precision oncology information, which includes an extensive set of annotations and ontologies, as well as curated public, licensed, and proprietary content and data sets. By incorporating this comprehensive knowledgebase, Congenica will have improved access to curated, precision oncology information from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and others, to yield data-driven insights and recommendations within their CDS.
Alistair Johnson, Chief Professional Services Officer at Congenica, said: "This collaboration signifies the expansion of Congenica’s Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Platform into oncology. Our novel product offers a fully automated future-proof end-to-end solution that unlocks the full potential of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in the clinical oncology space. GenomOncology brings extensive experience in precision oncology care, and its platform has been developed specifically to deliver clinical informatics solutions for cancer. We look forward to working with GenomOncology to further drive precision medicine, delivering high quality patient care and shaping the future of human health."
"Our partnership with Congenica enables us to expand opportunities for precision oncology care at the global level. The extensive information available within the GenomOncology Precision Oncology Platform, combined with the capabilities of the Congenica Clinical Decision Support Platform, will supply clinicians and researchers the knowledge needed to provide their patients with the most appropriate care opportunities," said Brad Wertz, Chief Executive Officer at GenomOncology.
Congenica is a digital health company enabling the rapid analysis and interpretation of genomic data, empowering researchers and clinicians to provide life-changing answers that Strengthen wellbeing and disease management. Congenica’s world-leading software enables rapid genomic data analysis at scale and is the only product of its kind that has received the CE Mark under the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive.
A recognised leader in the genomic analysis of rare diseases and inherited cancer, Congenica is expanding its platform into new indications such as somatic cancer, next generation non- invasive pre-natal diagnosis and wellness, helping to deliver a future where clinical genomics is fully integrated into healthcare.
Based on pioneering research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the UK NHS, Congenica has a global footprint supporting leading international laboratories, academic medical centres and biopharmaceutical companies and is the exclusive Clinical Decision Support partner for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.
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Cognito, a leading communications firm for financial, technology and professional services organizations, announced, today, it has been selected to represent Thoughtworks (Nasdaq: TWKS), one of the world's premiere technology consultancies. Cognito will be Thoughtworks' agency of record (AOR) in North America (NA), where the firm's senior advisors will deliver corporate, financial and digital communications advisory to Thoughtworks NA marketing and communications team, building on the momentum of its initial public offering in September 2021. The new partnership will be led by Sean McCarthy, executive vice president and head of corporate communications for Cognito U.S.
The new business win is a significant addition to Cognito's client portfolio of professional services organizations looking to enhance corporate reputation and brand awareness, which has become increasingly important - and challenging - in today's hyper-competitive business-to-business market.
Thoughtworks will look to Cognito to help the organization not only drive brand awareness and carve out its competitive advantage but also navigate an increasingly complex multi-stakeholder world through Cognito's Executive Positioning and Thought Leadership service offerings, which will advance Thoughtworks' efforts to drive change through responsible and ethical technology.
"For nearly 30 years, Thoughtworks has been making an extraordinary impact on the technology industry as companies trnsition to a digital-first future. But Thoughtworks has done so quite organically," said Andrew Marshall, vice chair and managing director at Cognito. "That is why we are excited to partner with them on a journey that elevates their reputation, positioning it among the foremost tech consultancies in the world. Cognito's corporate communications advisors will work closely with senior members of Thoughtworks' management team to reinforce the organization's thought leadership at the intersection of technology and society."
Linda Horiuchi, head of global public relations at Thoughtworks, said, "As we moved into the next phase of our journey as a public company, we searched for a public relations agency partner to help us write our next chapter. The Cognito team impressed us with its equally collaborative and inclusive culture, passion for excellence and fresh approaches. We are well on our way to becoming an integrated team with a strong focus on influencing key stakeholders on our pioneering thought leadership to reinforce our premium brand position."
Cognito works with a range of executives across finance, technology and professional services - some of them established Fortune 500 and IDC 100 leaders, others managing disruptive financial technology start-ups and challenger brands - building strong, proactive positioning programs founded on authenticity, trust and transparency.
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Cognito is a fast-growing, international public relations, marketing, and strategic communications agency. Cognito specializes in helping finance, technology and professional services organisations - from large international players to cutting-edge start-ups - grow their businesses and manage their reputations.
Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. It has 10,000+ people strong across 49 offices in 17 countries. Over the last 25+ years, it has delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator.
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