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Documenting Process for CMMC

July 2020 Podcast
Katie C. Stewart, Andrew F. Hoover

Andrew Hoover and Katie Stewart, architects of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), discuss process documentation, a Level 2 requirement.

“The most important component of a documented practice is that it is followed, and if the documentation is too complex or too difficult to find or too difficult to follow, it is not going to be followed. So, it does not matter if you organize it based on the CMMC framework, which you can, but you could also organize it in another way that works best for you.”

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Abstract

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) defines specific cybersecurity practices across five levels of maturity while also measuring the degree to which those practices are institutionalized within an organization. The CMMC model draws on maturity processes and cybersecurity best practices from multiple standards, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) frameworks and references, as well as input from DIB entities and the Department of Defense. CMMC requires that DIB organizations complete an assessment of all CMMC practices at a particular level and become certified by a CMMC third-party assessment organization. When fully implemented, CMMC will require all DIB companies to achieve certification at one of the five CMMC levels, which includes both technical security practices and maturity processes. In this SEI Podcast, Andrew Hoover and Katie Stewart, architects of the CMMC model, discuss process documentation, a Level 2 requirement.

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Katie C. Stewart

Katie C. Stewart

Katie Stewart is a senior member of the technical staff within the CERT® Division at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a unit of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Stewart has more ...

Katie Stewart is a senior member of the technical staff within the CERT® Division at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a unit of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Stewart has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in engineering, information technology, and telecommunications industries. Stewart’s current research interests include information security governance, risk management, and measurement and analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering (North Carolina State University) and has completed executive education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Stewart is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has served as an adjunct professor.

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Andrew F. Hoover

Andrew F. Hoover

Andrew Hoover is a senior engineer and team lead of the Resilience Engineering Team within the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. Hoover performs risk and ...

Andrew Hoover is a senior engineer and team lead of the Resilience Engineering Team within the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. Hoover performs risk and resilience management work for a variety of organizations, mostly relating to critical infrastructure protection and teaches the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) course. Hoover has 16 years of experience in the information technology field. Prior to joining the SEI, Hoover worked as a technical auditor performing risk and vulnerability assessments for government and industry clients. Hoover holds numerous security-related certifications and remains active in the cybersecurity community.

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