Cyber defence solutions provider Celerium has formed a strategic partnership with Danish primary cluster organisation CenSec.

To raise Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) awareness in the Danish defence sector, CenSec will join as a member of Celerium’s CMMC International Alliance programme.

The CMMC programme was developed by the US Department of Defense (DoD) in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to enhance cybersecurity across the defence supply chain.

Celerium said in a statement: “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.”

The programme has been designed to provide scalable cybersecurity requirements based on five compliance levels.

In addition to participating in the International Alliance programme, Celerium will partner with CenSec to raise awareness of cybersecurity practices which help in improving the cyber defence of companies within the member base of CenSec.

The CMMC Academy was launched in January last year.

It provides free compliance resources to defence suppliers, including CMMC overview videos, CMMC practices reference guide, a CMMC self-assessment tool and NIST 800-171 resources.

Meanwhile, the CMMC Academy’s International Alliance was launched in April.

In November 2019, CenSec has been awarded the Gold Label certification following a comprehensive certification process. This certification is considered as the highest-ranking among cluster organisations.