Win more government contracts with CMMC certification.
We provide expert CMMC consulting for DoD contractors, subcontractors, and manufacturing companies who need to meet the new CMMC compliance regulations. We make the certification process easy, so you can pass your audit and get back to work.
What Is CMMC Certification?
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a set of cybersecurity standards set by the Department of Defense to keep government and military information safe from cyber attack. Prior to 2020, DoD contractors could self-attest to their adherence to government standards. This model did not provide sufficient security; the CMMC report estimates that the U.S. economy loses between $57-109 billion to malicious cyber activity every year. The CMMC model was developed to keep sensitive information secure. It requires contractors to pass an audit in order to be awarded any contract with the DoD.
DoD began requiring CMMC compliance in June 2020. The model is gradually rolling out, and we expect to see more contracts requiring CMMC certification in 2021. By 2026, all new DoD contracts will be required to meet CMMC standards. That means if your organization has been working with the DoD in the past, you need to work towards CMMC accreditation now, or risk losing your competitive advantage.
The model requires particular processes and practices within 17 different domains, including risk management, security assessment, and personnel security. These practices are assessed at five different levels, with Level 1 containing more basic cybersecurity practices, and Level 5 requiring advanced optimized practices. The level your organization will be required to attain depends on the kind of work you do and the kinds of contracts you hope to win. Most small businesses will need to meet Level 1.
How a CMMC Consultant Can Help
If you are new to CMMC accreditation, this may seem overwhelming. Especially for small businesses, the process of adapting to CMMC requirements can be a significant burden. The purpose of a CMMC consultant is to make this process easier and to save you time and money. We will review your current processes to identify exactly what needs to be changed in order for you to earn CMMC certification. We make recommendations to streamline and document these improvements. We then perform a pre-assessment to ensure that your organization is ready for an external audit. Within a few months, you’ll have earned Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and be eligible for lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense.
Our CMMC Assessment Process
As the DoD transitions to requiring CMMC compliance, it’s smart to plan ahead and begin the accreditation process. Working with a consultant will help you to meet CMMC requirements more quickly, but you should still plan on it taking at least a few months.
- Gap Analysis
We begin with an assessment of your current cybersecurity procedures and the gap between them and CMMC standards. We’ll identify which CMMC level you need to meet and outline a plan to get there.
- CMMC Implementation
We develop a strategy to improve your cybersecurity procedures and add new ones. As your CMMC consultant, we work alongside you to implement these changes, including training staff, creating documentation systems, installing new controls, and monitoring progress. We’ll be there to guide you through each step.
We then conduct an assessment of your improved cybersecurity practices. Consider this a test run before the final audit, which will be performed by a government-approved third party. We’ll ensure that you’re ready, so you only have to complete the audit once.
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