History of CMMC 2.0
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification CMMC 2.0 comes from Executive order 13556 that created an assessment framework in 2010. This framework labels Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) across nonfederal systems and organizations. Additionally, the DoD in 2019 announced the creation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to transition from a model of self-attestation of an organizations basic cyber hygiene. However, due to the increase of attacks against the supply chain, the DoD started working in partnership within the industry to further fine tune the CMMC model.
A progression from the CMMC 1.0 which originally had 5 levels of maturity models down to 3 levels in CMMC 2.0 was launched in 2021. Then in 2022, the Cybersecurity Assessor and Instructor Organization (CAICO) announced the Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) exam. NIST announced that they plan to release an initial draft of SP 800-171 rev. 3 in late Spring of 2023. This will pose an impact on organizations that have not already implemented NIST 800-171 as it will require additional control measures to satisfy the new requirements.
CMMC 2.0 Compliance Services
Automatically collect data on your computers, network, and Microsoft cloud platform which is required as part of the asset inventory portion of your audits. Following through the various CMMC compliance requirements, our service allows you to upload any supporting or supplemental documents to attach to the automated generated reports. Furthermore, these documents are then stored to be accessible to any auditor or 3rd party assessor to greatly speed up the certification process.
The DoD has been cracking down on contractors due to the persistent threats both here in the US and abroad. Comparatively, you can prepare, maintain, and monitor cybersecurity requirements for the Department of Defense (DoD) as part of your IT strategy. Lastly, our CMMC 2.0 Compliance services allows your organization to stay ahead of the curve and greatly reduce complexity when its time for certification.
CMMC Compliance Manager has the flexibility of using management templates to quickly assess where you stand on your readiness.
Calculate your SP 800-171 Risk Score
CMMC 2.0 Compliance Manager has a built in interactive score sheet that uses the DoD’s methodology to determine your standardized score. Conversely, the standardized score must be submitted as part of the Interim Rule.
Automatically Generate your SSP & POA&M
As your organization undergoes the full assessment process for controls at each CMMC level, afterwards you can manually or automatically upload your supporting documents to speed up the audit process. The Compliance Manager automatically generates the System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M).
Produce Required Evidence of Compliance
CMMC Compliance Manager automatically gathers data from your local computers, network, and Microsoft cloud platform. Likewise, this also includes Microsoft 365 which is needed as part of your evidence of compliance. Second, as you work through your CMMC requirements, you can upload supporting documents that will attach to the final reports. Finally, the documents are stored and accessible by the auditors or 3rd party assessors to speed up the process.
Recent rise in cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and extortion schemes, the DoD is cracking down on contractors to be sure they don’t represent a security risk. Likewise, CMMC 2.0 Compliance Manager is the best tool to stay on top of not only the changing rules but to ensure the requirements are being met on a continuous basis.
The requirements of CMMC can be daunting, however, they mimic controls of other common frameworks such as NIST 800-171. Furthermore, our CMMC Compliance Services dashboard allows you to simultaneously comply with multiple frameworks at the same time. Lastly, the platform tells you which controls align with sub controls in similar frameworks including their version numbers.
CMMC Compliance Manager includes a self-serve portal for your internal users that delivers basic cyber security awareness training. Furthermore, users can read and agree to any of your internal policies. Finally, there’s also a vendor risk management portal that allows your vendors to self attest your standards.
Find out more about our CMMC 2.0 compliance services today.