Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

What is CMMC?

Department of Defense contractors and subcontractors are required to adhere to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). CMMC is a comprehensive framework to protect the defense industrial base’s (DIB) sensitive unclassified information from frequent and increasingly complex cyberattacks. Under CMMC, a third-party assessment of your company’s compliance with NIST SP 800-171 and parts of NIST 800-172 will be required to bid on most DoD contracts.

Why are companies attaining CMMC certification?

If CMMC is required for a contract your company wishes to bid on, you will not be eligible until you have received the certification. Depending on the size of your organization and the maturity of your information security program, it could take more than a year to be ready for a formal CMMC assessment from a Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization.

How can Layer 8 Security help?

Layer 8 Security is a Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO) offering a suite of services to organizations seeking CMMC compliance. Please contact us to learn more about the certification process, including:

  • Identifying what’s in-scope for your CMMC initiative
  • Conducting a current-state assessment of security domains
  • Defining and submitting your System Security Plan Score and Plan of Action and Milestones
  • Implementing recommended mitigations needed for CMMC
  • Aligning with a Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) for the formal assessment
Layer 8 Security CMMC Services Include:
  • Pre-assessment and Scoping Validation
  • NIST 800-171 / 172 Gap Assessment
  • CMMC Mitigation Roadmap and Support
  • CMMC Level 1 – Self Assessment Validation
  • CMMC Level 2 – Certification Readiness
  • Ongoing CMMC Service Partner Support
Why organizations choose to work with Layer 8 Security for CMMC:
  • Collectively 90+ years of government and DIB experience
  • Experience shepherding clients through rigorous certifications such as ISO and HITRUST
  • An emphasis on improving current security controls instead of ripping and replacing
  • Senior consultants working with the client team from start to finish

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