How to get a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
Step 1: Know The Facts
Compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 is no longer sufficient. To become CMMC certified, organizations must complete a formal assessment from a certified CMMC assessor. The CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), which was established in 2020, oversees Certified Assessors (CAs) and Certified Third-Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) who can conduct certification assessments.
If you’re new to federal contracting or if you are currently working with the DoD, don’t risk jeopardizing contract opportunities due to an incomplete understanding or outdated information.
Start with a consultation.
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DFARS.org Compliance Roadmap
- Gap Assessment
- Security Audit
- Compliance Plan
- Penetration Testing
- Vulnerability Report
- System Security Plan
- Managed Cyber Hygiene
- Remediation Report
Start with a Consultation
The DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) requires defense contractors to comply with specific cybersecurity requirements detailed in NIST 800-171. With pages and pages of information and regulations set forth by the DoD, there is no doubt that their expectations can be overwhelming. And although you may be an expert in your own field, you probably don’t have the bandwidth to read the endless amounts of information that the government publishes so why not let the experts at DFARS.org help make sense of it all by scheduling a consultation today. Scheduling a consultation with an expert at DFARS.org will cover all the basics and help determine your current level of preparedness for the standards set forth by the DoD
Once you have completed the consultation, the next step would be to schedule a gap assessment. The preliminary gap assessment is a high-level readiness analysis that will get your organization started on the path towards compliance and certification. By thoroughly surveying your capabilities, policies, and practices, the Gap Assessment will help you and us to better understand the current vulnerabilities and security gaps in your IT network, which is the first step in order to comply with CMMC.