Is your organization getting ready to undergo a formal Conformity Assessment for NIST SP 800-171?  If so, you need to watch this video!!! You need to understand the similarities between Assessors and Toddlers.

With the uptick in non-voluntary and Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessments (JSVA) done by the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assurance Center (DIBCAC), understanding the mindset of your Assessor (cough “toddler”) is critical for your survival.

In this episode of “As the CMMC Churns,” we will look at the similarities between Assessors and Toddlers; why you can’t leave them unattended; and we will explain how they learn.

We also explain one of the best parenting methods for guiding your Assessor (cough “toddler”), the Document Traceability Matrix.  You can download the matrix at

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