CMMC Practice Requirement:

Ensure that personnel are trained to carry out their assigned information security related duties and responsibilities.

CMMC Requirement Explanation:

Ensuring that your personnel are trained to carry out their information security responsibilities is critical to having an effective information security program.

Example CMMC Implementation:

Provide additional training to staff who are responsible for carrying out security and system administration tasks. The training is meant to help them learn the skills needed to accomplish their assigned duties. Training can be in the form of courses or by requiring staff to hold professional certifications.


- Scenario 1:

Alice is a system administrator and is responsible for administering your company's Splunk security information event management (SIEM) solution. Management pays for Alice to go to a course on Splunk and earn a Splunk certification.

- Scenario 2:

Management has decided that all employees with information security responsibilities must be certified. Management pays for the employees to earn CompTIA Security+ certification.

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