(Baltimore, MD, September 1, 2020) The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) which serves as the authorized training, credentialing and accreditation ecosystem announced today that it has signed an MOU with Dun & Bradstreet to provide, as a partner, financial and ownership background checks for the organizations applying for accreditation by the CMMC-AB.
“Dun & Bradstreet’s services provide a vital link in providing a trusted ecosystem to assess the participants in the defense supply chain, ensuring our nation’s preparedness. This is another important milestone in building our accreditation system. It also inaugurates our partner program, which allows corporations to provide pro-bono services to CMMC-AB.” said Ty Schieber, CMMC-AB Board Chair.
“Dun & Bradstreet’s depth and breadth of expertise in data, analytics and business intelligence insights, including supply chain management and acquisition information, ensures that in addition to providing unparalleled security, we will also have an efficient user/stakeholder experience, which is important to our community. Their background checks will be seamlessly integrated into the CMMC-AB application process. CMMC-AB is grateful to have the patriotic and full support of an organization as highly respected as Dun & Bradstreet,” said Mark Berman, Communications Committee Chair. The service is intended to start immediately for all stakeholder cohorts including C3PAO – Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization, CP – Certified Professional (prerequisite to becoming a Certified Assessor), RPO’ – Registered Provider Organization, RP – Registered Practitioner and LPP – Licensed Publishing Partner.
“Dun & Bradstreet’s data is incredibly powerful, and we are honored to be putting our insights and analytics capabilities to use to protect our nation and our people, said Tim Solms, General Manager of Government Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet. “By tapping into Dun & Bradstreet’s business data, the U.S. Department of Defense can better understand the vendors it works with across all tiers of its supply chain in order to mitigate cybersecurity risk and prevent fraud – a key priority as we ensure the future of our national security.”