CMMC and Azure Cloud Misconceptions

Contractors working with the Department of Defense (DoD) who store, process, and/or transmit CUI face a crucial challenge: ensuring that their technical security controls, documentation, policies, and processes are robust enough to meet the stringent demands of CMMC. With a range of Cloud offerings available, understanding how each aligns with CMMC standards can be quite a challenge. Listen as we tackle the most prevalent misconceptions surrounding Azure Cloud and its ability to satisfy CMMC requirements. We’ll break down the differences between Azure Commercial 365, Government Community Cloud (GCC), and GCC High. You’ll learn when it’s appropriate to choose GCC over GCC High, especially concerning ITAR data considerations, and whether FIPS Encryption is adequately provided for the communication and storage of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) data.

We’ll also tackle the challenges that remote companies face in meeting CMMC’s network criteria and explain why waiting until 2027 to address CMMC could be a misstep.

Tune in as we debunk myths and shed light on the essential criteria that will help you navigate your CMMC journey.

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