CMMC Compliance Services

CMMC Compliance Services

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) verification system standard that gauges and verifies that defense industrial base (DIB) contractors and subcontractors have the cybersecurity infrastructure to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI).

On March 18, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released Version 1.02 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), as a replacement for Defense Federal Regulation Supplement (DFARS) claude 252.204-7012.  As an interim rule effective November 30, 2020; DoD contractors must have a current NIST 800-171 DoD assessment on record.  This interim rule helps to close the gap between DFARS and CMMC requirements. 

What is CMMC?

CMMC will require a 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) to independently audit your organization and certify your compliance at a Maturity level commensurate with the data you handle. 

All DoD contractors and subcontractors are required to attain at least Maturity Level 1 compliance if they handle Federal Contract Information (FCI).  Those processing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) must achieve Maturity Level 3.

CMMC Levels

Maturity Level 1

  • Basic Cyber Hygiene
    • Entails 17 basic cyber hygiene practices
    • Includes basic cybersecurity practices usch as changing passwords regularly and using antivirus software to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI)

Maturity Level 2

  • Intermediate Cyber Hygiene
    • Increased requirements to include two processes that address documentation of policies and procedures for all CMMC domains, as well as adding 55 intermediate cyber hygiene practices.
    • The majority of these requirements are from the NIST SP 800-171 Revision 2. 

Maturity Level 3

  • Good Cyber Hygiene
    • Level 3 requires that policies and procedures are not only documented, but they they are also managed and supported by appropriate projects and resource plans. 
    • There are 110 practices from NIST SP 800-171 Revision 2 standards, and an additional 20 CMMC specific practices that promote goody cyber hygiene. 

Maturity Level 4

  • Proactive
    • Level 4 requires contractors to continue to progress in their process maturity and review and measure their security practices for effectiveness.

    • Security practices focus on proactive measures to repel Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

Maturity Level 5

  • Advanced/Progressive
    • Level 5 ensures contractors standardize and optimize their cybersecurity processes and practices across the organization as needed.
    • There are an additional 15 practices that further address the identification and removal of APTs.

CMMC QUICK FACTS

  • It draws from state-of-the art standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DoD itself, and the international security community
  • It includes the entire DoD industrial base- approximately 300,000 contractors and subcontractors
  • It recognizes that a one size does fit all- different levels of security are necessary, depending on the cost and benefits and specific contracts and sensitivity of the data that will be involved.
  • It requires third-party assessments in lieu of self-certification, which closes a potential loophole in current cybersecurity requirements

MNS Group CMMC Compliance Services

MNS Group helps DoD contractors throughout the U.S. navigate the complexities of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  We have years of experience keeping government contractors, financial services, non-profits, and medical providers compliant. Our clients have met audits without stress, knowing that they are prepared. We have fine-tuned solutions that enable our clients to prepare and achieve compliance faster and at a lower cost compared to other solutions that have been popping up in the market recently.

  • CMMC Gap Analysis
    Assess and analyze the systems, processes, and procedures in place and compare them with the CMMC standard. 
  • CMMC Remediation
    Address security risks and deficiencies uncovered in the CMMC Gap Analysis.
  • CMMC Pre-Assessment
    Delves deep into your security infrastructure, collecting documentation and verifying that each control and subcontrol is met.
  • CMMC Compliance Portal
    Organization’s dashboard provides daily status and gains towards achieving compliance while also serving as a repository for documentation. 

To speak with our team about your company’s needs or the needs of your suppliers, give us a call at (410) 838-1088 or request a CMMC Consultation online now.

Why Choose MNS Group for CMMC Compliance & Preparation Services?

Helping businesses achieve their compliance goals is what we’ve done for over 20-years.  As a CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO) we have committed, as an organization to the highest technical and ethical standards that allow us to provide guidance that is informed and targeted towards helping companies achieve compliance efficiently. Our multiple Registered Practitioners (RPs) have completed training in CMMC standards and methodology.  Don’t trust your compliance to just any company, these seals matter!!

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