Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification or CMMC is developed by the US Department of Defense. This framework enforces the existing Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements of the US Defense Department, which were set up in December 2017. The main aim of this certification is to provide safety for controlled unclassified information or CUI. The program is likely to be implemented in 2020 and will introduce a formal audit program for improving CUI security.
ISO 27001, on the other hand, belongs to the family of quality management standards developed and maintained by the International Organisation for Standardisation or ISO. The main goal of this certification is to increase reliability and security of the systems and information, enhancing the confidence of the customers and stakeholders, increasing business credibility, align security objectives with customer requirements, improve management processes, and integrate these processes with corporate risk strategies.
Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior managers often confuse CMMC Certification with ISO 27001 Certification. Though both standards are designed to improve cybersecurity, they do have many differences, such as: