Celerium Inc. announced today a new partnership with CenSec, the prime Danish cluster organization for companies specializing in high-tech industries like defense, homeland security, space, aerospace, and cybersecurity. CenSec bridges the gap between civilian businesses, the Armed Forces and other Governmental authorities with the objective to develop a strong defense and security industry and to strengthen those small and medium-sized Danish enterprises which are — or want to become — part of the industry. CenSec is the world’s only defense-, space-, and security-cluster that holds the exclusive Gold Label certification, which is the highest-ranking of cluster organizations.
CenSec will be a member of Celerium’s CMMC Academy International Alliance program in an effort to bring CMMC awareness to the Danish defense industry.
The CMMC program, which stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University in an effort to improve cybersecurity across the defense supply chain. It is designed to provide scalable cybersecurity requirements based on five different levels of compliance. Accordingly, prime contractors and their subcontractors may be required to comply with CMMC in order to be eligible to be awarded DoD contracts – and companies within other industries and international countries may be impacted.
In addition to participation in the International Alliance program, Celerium will partner with CenSec to bring awareness and knowledge of cybersecurity practices that can help fortify the cyber defense of companies within CenSec’s member base.
The CMMC Academy, launched in January 2020, provides free compliance resources to defense suppliers, including:
- CMMC overview videos
- An easy-to-navigate online reference guide of CMMC practices at all five levels.
- A CMMC self-assessment tool to help companies evaluate their CMMC readiness.
- NIST 800-171 resources, including an overview video assessment tool and Q&A website
The CMMC Academy’s International Alliance launched in late April 2020. Additional members include Aviation ISAC and the American-Danish Busines Council. Bank of America and Citi Bank, as providers of supply chain financing, are sponsors of the Academy.