Listen to Robert Nobles, James Weyhenmeyer, and Caroline Whitacre as they discuss their process of cybersecurity readiness and certification:
  • Tips for streamlining compliance
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Compliance standards specifically discussed: CMMC and NDAA 889
While institutions across the country continue to grapple with the challenges posed by COVID-19, research officers are presently combating cybersecurity risks through means of certification and compliance to ensure the fidelity of their research activities. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is designed to help universities implement cybersecurity controls and mechanisms to sufficiently protect controlled unclassified research information residing on defense networks and university systems. Currently, Auburn University is seeking the highest cyber hygiene level. The National Defense Authorization Act 889 places limitations on the utilization of various telecommunication, video, and other electronic equipment that could be accessed by non-U.S. governmental entities. Presently, Emory University is addressing this by examining and removing any vulnerable technologies that might allow unauthorized access to its research assets.