For companies in the DoD supply chain, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) isn't just another task—it's a crucial step in keeping existing contracts, winning new ones, and ensuring national security.
The clock is ticking for both contractors and subcontractors to get on board. At Adelia Risk, we're not just experts in the field; we're led by a registered practitioner.
We're here to guide you, from figuring out where you stand with CMMC/NIST 800-171 to getting you "Assessment Ready."
A CMMC consultant helps DoD suppliers understand and meet the requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Their primary job is to ensure that contractors have the right cybersecurity systems, processes, and procedures in place to get certified and keep sensitive information safe.
In essence, a CMMC consultant is a specialist who guides members of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) through the certification process, ensuring they meet all necessary cybersecurity standards.
Understanding the right Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) level for your business involves comprehending both the general purpose of each level and the specific differences that set them apart:
This initial level is about implementing basic cybersecurity practices to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI). It requires businesses to fulfill 17 specific security practices, ensuring that basic cybersecurity foundations are in place.
Acting as a transition step towards more advanced security, this level introduces a set of 72 security practices. It builds on the foundation of Level 1 by adding depth to the cybersecurity practices, aiming to prepare businesses for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
This advanced level requires comprehensive and mature practices for the effective safeguarding of CUI. It is set to include a selection of requirements from NIST SP 800-172, the full extent of these requirements is still being developed.
At Adelia Risk, we focus on helping companies reach Level 2 (including Level 1 controls) for compliance.
The right level for your business depends on the kind of information you handle.
Understanding the CMMC levels and their requirements is the first step. From there, assess the kind of information your business manages and your future goals to determine the right level for you.
Being a DoD contractor comes with big responsibilities, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some of the main challenges contractors face:
Not meeting CMMC requirements can lead to big problems. Here are some of the risks:
In short, while being a DoD contractor is a big deal, it comes with challenges. Understanding CMMC, staying compliant, and knowing the risks of not doing so are all important parts of the job.
Our services are designed to make your compliance journey as easy and effective as possible. We tackle the challenges, so you can focus on your core business.