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Kratos Announces Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Advisory Services

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Pre-certification services are first step to achieving DoD certification that will be required by all companies prior to bidding on DoD contracts

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it is offering CMMC pre-certification advisory services to commercial organizations and Department of Defense (DoD) contractors seeking CMMC compliance. CMMC advisory services currently include strategic and operational consulting services, gap assessment and remediation services, and documentation services.

As Mark Williams, Vice President, Kratos Cybersecurity Services explained: “Unlike most organizations offering CMMC Advisory services, Kratos is one of the first and largest FedRAMP third party assessment organizations (3PAO), is a member of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and sells to the DoD. As a result, we have a unique understanding and insight into how CMMC requirements impact DIB organizations and what can/should be done to satisfy these requirements.” FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide certification program in which all cloud service providers (CSPs) must be authorized to provide cloud services to the U.S. Government.

Rather than the typical ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to compliance taken by most advisory companies, Kratos has tailored its approach to address an organization’s DIB specific issues and pain points and to integrate CMMC with the organization’s existing non-DIB specific compliance standards including the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), ISO 27001, Payment Card Industry (PCI), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 and the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Kratos Cybersecurity Services is currently providing CMMC Advisory Services for Kratos and other DIB companies, including a recently completed CMMC gap assessment for a major networking and IT company.

CMMC is a unified security standard and a certification process developed by the U.S. DoD designed to protect the security of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within the DIB. Consisting of five levels of security standards ranging from Basic to Advanced, CMMC will be phased into DoD RFPs by early 2021. All levels will be certified by CMMC Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAO), which will conduct thorough on-site assessments and evaluations. Kratos is now undergoing the C3PAO accreditation process. For more information visit: https://www.KratosDefense.com/CMMC.pdf

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital backed approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. At Kratos, affordability is a technology and we specialize in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, combat systems and next generation turbo jet and turbo fan engine development. For more information go to www.KratosDefense.com.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although Kratos believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve many risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 29, 2019, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

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