CFONE Authorized as a CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization (RPO)
CFONE is pleased to announce our approval by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO). RPOs are authorized to provide CMMC consulting services to companies preparing for their audits and must meet a number of requirements, including a background investigation and signing of a Code of Professional Conduct. Such requirements provide a measure of legitimacy and commitment to CMMC standards in a field otherwise flooded with firms claiming expertise.
GSA Includes CMMC Requirements in Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts
The General Services Administration (GSA) will be including Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements in the new Polaris small business governmentwide contract (GWAC), the second of GSA’s large contracting vehicles to include them, following 8(a) STARS III. These requirements will be included at the order level, rather than contract level, in order to best serve the needs of GSA’s DoD customers. Growing interest from civilian agencies is anticipated.
Ransomware Attack Jeopardizes Production of 300 COVID-19 Ventilators Per Day
Boyce Technologies, Inc., an FDA-approved manufacturer of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been attacked with DoppelPaymer ransomware. The ransomware gang has threatened to leak stolen data from the company, including purchase orders, assignment forms and other sensitive data, unless an undisclosed ransom is paid by the firm. DoppelPaymer was also implicated in a March 2020 incident targeting Visser Precision and a June 2020 incident targeting the city of Florence, Alabama.