Terminate network connections associated with communications sessions at the end of the sessions or after a defined period of inactivity

Ensuring strong cybersecurity practices is vital for organizations engaged with the Department of Defense (DoD). Compliance with DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, and CMMC standards is essential for safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining your competitive edge.

CMMC 2.0 Compliance Tip: Control SC.L2-3.13.9

One critical control in the CMMC 2.0 framework is SC.L2-3.13.9, which emphasizes terminating network connections associated with communication sessions at the end of the sessions or after a defined period of inactivity. Implementing this control is vital for maintaining the security and integrity of your organizational systems.

Why is this important?

  • Enhances Security: Terminating inactive network connections prevents unauthorized access and reduces the risk of cyber-attacks, ensuring your sensitive data remains secure.
  • Supports Compliance: Adhering to this control is mandatory for meeting CMMC 2.0 requirements and aligns with DFARS and NIST SP 800-171 standards, ensuring your organization remains compliant with DoD regulations.
  • Mitigates Risks: By automatically ending inactive sessions, you minimize the risk of session hijacking and other cyber threats, protecting your organization’s digital assets and infrastructure.

To help you better understand and implement Control SC.L2-3.13.9, we've developed a comprehensive video lesson available on our YouTube channel. This video provides practical guidance and actionable tips to seamlessly navigate this critical aspect of cybersecurity compliance.

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