Fredericton, NB: CyberNB Inc., Canada’s epicentre for cybersecurity, announced today that it has launched a secure online portal to process all of the required controls necessary to meet level one requirements for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Aerospace and Defence Contractors in Canada.
As of September 2020, all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and
suppliers worldwide will need Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in order to be awarded new contracts. By 2025, every single DoD supplier will need
to be CMMC compliant. Last year, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) signed $1B in contracts with the U.S., while Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) estimates that the DoD spent $2.5B from Canadian suppliers.
For many Canadian DoD suppliers, these requirements can seem daunting, confusing and expensive, with some third party assessment providers charging thousands of dollars for a CMMC gap assessment. CyberNB is ready to help those suppliers get an edge over the competition by getting ready for certification efficiently and affordably at a flat rate of $350 beginning today. This will enable certifying organizations to save thousands of dollars and come in with lower, more competitive DoD bids as a result.
“CyberNB is the leading source for cybersecurity trust and compliance here in Canada, and it is our mission to help organizations of all sizes operate safely in the digital economy,” shared Brendan Dunphy, Director of Trust & Compliance at CyberNB. “As Canada’s hub for cybersecurity, this is a huge opportunity for us to help Canadian companies who want to bid competitively on Department of Defense contracts ensure they meet all of the requirements in the U.S. to do so successfully.”
“As the representative voice for the industry in the region, ACADA commends CyberNB for their leadership and is pleased to be recognized as a key organizational partner to support this important initiative,” said Carole Lee Reinhardt, ACADA’s CEO. “This new portal will support essential cybersecurity readiness for our members and further enhance the competitiveness of the Atlantic Canadian defence supply chain.”
CyberNB’s CMMC portal will detail what is required to be CMMC compliant, as well as what evidence is needed to demonstrate adherence to the certification standard. It will also provide access to the online toolsets required to process the gaps for certification, ensuring you can maintain the U.S. DoD contracts you hold now and bid on future contract opportunities, all at a fraction of the cost of a CMMC gap assessment by a third party.
Suppliers who currently hold a U.S. Department of Defense contract or are looking to bid on U.S. DoD contracts can visit https://cybernb.ca/Trust-and-Compliance and select CMMC to learn more and get started today.
CyberNB was founded in 2016 as a program of ONB, New Brunswick’s provincial economic development agency, to fill a crucial gap in Canada’s cybersecurity ecosystem, providing a single overarching organisation working on behalf of all stakeholders. Today, CyberNB offers an extensive national and international network of partners and collaborators in business, government and academia. A dynamic non-profit, CyberNB is a connector and multiplier for the collective advancement of Canada’s booming cybersecurity sector. Most recently, it launched CIPnet, a membership program, and Canada’s most extensive network of cybersecurity stakeholders for critical infrastructure protection. Learn more at www.cybernb.ca
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