DFARS/CMMC Compliance

Confidently Navigate The DFARS/CMMC Framework

Seamlessly and confidently navigate the maze of DOD regulations, specifications and certifications surrounding DFARS, NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC compliance.

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Clause 252.204-7012 requires that government contractors implement standards to protect systems and networks that process, store, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information, or CUI.

That standard is The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard SP 800-171. 

In order to meet implement and comply the DFARS/NIST cybersecurity and legal standards, DOD has adopted the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC.

CMMC defines a framework of best practices, processes and other guidelines to measure contractors’ capabilities, preparedness and competence in the area of cybersecurity.

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The New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Framework

In response to recent executive orders and growing numbers of high-profile government data breaches, the Department of Defense released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification or CMMC, a new framework designed to assess and enhance the cybersecurity posture of the Defense Industrial Base and its suppliers.

Does Your CMMC Framework Level Up?

The CMMC levels are commensurate with the type and sensitivity of information to be protected. As a result, the CMMC levels are categorized as follows:

LEVEL 1

Safeguard Federal Contract Information (FCI). This level focuses on protection of FCI and consists only of practices that correspond to the basic safeguarding requirements specified in 48 CFR 52.204-21.

LEVEL 2

Serves as a transition step in cybersecurity maturity progression to protect CUI.This level focuses on the establishment of policies and procedures to achieve CMMC Level requirements.

LEVEL 3

Protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This level focuses on establishing and maintaining plans for CMMC practices.In addition, contractors must implement all the security requirements stipulated in NIST SP 800-171 and DFARS 252.204-7012.

LEVEL 4-5

These levels focus on protecting CUI and reducing the risk of advanced persistent Threats (APTs).

The Evolution of DFARS/NIST 171/CMMC

The New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Roadmap

This video is intended for Department of Defense contractors who are required to become CMMC compliant, are familiar with the NIST 800 171 security controls, have already been through a DFARS clause 7012 assessment AND have submitted an SPRS score.

For an overview of the new CMMC framework, watch our CMMC framework overview video found here.

Expedite Risk Mitigation With DFARS/CMMC Compliance Templates

Combine your one-on-one consultative work with a ready to go CMMC Full Compliance Toolkit. Over 300 pages of security policies, procedures, resource plans, security plans, checklists, and bonus documents.

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