Cyber Maturity Model Certification
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a new program introduced by the Department of Defense that will serve as framework to enforce Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements.
What was once a self-assessment is being transitioned to a third-party audit system to better determine your company’s security standing.
While you can become CMMC compliant in-house, outsourcing by working with a CMMC consultant is the most effective way to tackle becoming compliant. By outsourcing your security framework to an experienced Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) who specializes in CMMC compliance solutions, you can better prepare for CMMC certification. We offer a list CMMC services ranging from gap assessments, policy development, and full remediation services ensuring you can focus on what you do best with less downtime.
What is CMMC?
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a new program introduced by the Department of Defense (DoD) that will serve as a framework to enforce Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements.
The purpose of CMMC is not only to assess and enhance a firm's security posture, but also to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI). Better security of CUI from the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) will in turn reduce the risk of losing said information, leading to maintaining stronger national economic security.
In order to assess and enhance security posture, a third-party assessment of your business will be conducted by a C3PAO in order to assign your firm's level of cybersecurity maturity.
Levels of CMMC
Once the assessment is completed by an approved C3PAO, one of five levels will be assigned to rank your security posture and processes. As the levels progress, the more complex and mature the posture is. Each level consists of the practices and procedures detailed, as well as those listed in the lower levels.
The levels are as follows:
LEVEL 1: Basic Cyber Hygiene
- FAR Requirements
- Ad Hoc Incident Response
Level 2: Intermediate Cyber Hygiene
- Awareness & Training
- Risk Management
- Security Continuity
Level 3: Good Cyber Hygiene
- Compliance with all NIST SP 800-171 requirements
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Level 4: Proactive Cyber Controls
- Network Segmentation
- Detonation Chambers
- Mobile Device Inclusion
- Threat Hunting
Level 5: Advanced/Progressive Cyber Protection
- 24/7 SOC Operation
- Cyber Maneuver Operations
- Real-Time Asset Tracking
Ranging from basic cyber hygiene to advanced or progressive, these levels each entail certain controls and processes that classify a firm's cybersecurity posture. If you're concerned about the level required of your firm by the DoD, they will be specified in all Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Any entity that does business with the DoD must at least meet the basic Level 1 maturity. This includes all prime and subcontractors.
How Bravo Can Help
Bravo is a Register Provider Organization (RPO) with the CMMC-AB. Our industry experts can help pave the way for your digital transformation, all while helping you prepare CMMC compliance. We take a holistic approach by improving your cybersecurity posture without impacting end-user productivity to ensure your business meets control requirements. Our solutions are scalable and aligned with your long-term goals.
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