CMMC is the new Cyber Security certification that is taking the Department of Defense (DoD) by storm. The new mandate requires all Federal contractors, prime and subcontractors, to be validated by a CMMC Accreditation Board (AB) approved Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). The days of being “self-certified” to NIST 800-171 standards are a thing of the past, now the 300,000+ organizations registered to bid on RFP’s for the DoD must become CMMC compliant. There are 5 levels of CMMC certification, the scope of work your organization normally develops proposals for determines the level of compliance you need.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the CMMC AB have stated that the mandate to become compliant will not change even with the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is important that organizations look to implement immediately. If Defense Contractors wait until the Summer of 2020 to begin implementing changes they will be putting their enterprise at risk for missing out on upcoming opportunities at the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year. A full CMMC compliance maturity and certification process can take from 6-12 months depending on the level of certification and the current state of the organization’s cyber security compliance if done alone.
CSS is the ultimate partner for your CMMC preparation.
As your partner, we are by your side throughout the entire process. From initial scan to final audit certification, CSS is here to help.
Most of our competitors provide an initial scan with recommendations on fix actions and stop there, while we come in as a trusted agent and fix the problems with you. Their approach causes you to involve multiple cyber security analysts to provide round-the-clock monitoring and protection, while forcing you to perform fix actions by yourself.
Our proprietary solution was developed with these requirements in mind, and the expert analysts in our Security Operations Center ensure that your network has the 24/7/365 protection and maintenance as required by law. Our market analysis shows that we are one of the most complete and affordable solutions to obtain CMMC certification. Schedule your complimentary network vulnerability scan today to get started!