Compliance Guide

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements are shifting the cybersecurity paradigm for defense contractors.


Third-party auditors are required to determine whether contractors’ cybersecurity platforms are mature enough to handle high-profile, revenue-boosting contracts with the Department of Defense.


What is the interim rule and how will it affect defense contractors?

The Interim Rule requires DoD government contractors to possess at least a basic NIST SP-800-171 DoD Assessment that is no more than three years old at the time of the award. These changes are required by November 30th, which means companies need to:

  • Complete the DoD assessment through the DCMA
  • Post their summary scores to the DoD
  • Achieve and maintain a CMMC certification at the level specified in a solicitation at the time of the award


In this guide, discover how Conquest Cyber’s team of experts and cyber risk management software, ARMED™, helps defense contractors:

  • Navigate CMMC and DFARS Compliance with a Managed Security Services Provider
  • Achieve over 80% CMMC compliance in as little as 90 days
  • Reduce overall cybersecurity costs
  • Automate manual security processes
  • Gain real-time visibility into security controls
  • Formulate remediation strategies, and more


CMMC & DFARS Compliance Guide