Neutral Partners is your go-to information security readiness consulting firm for achieving and maintaining compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Our team of experts guides organizations through the CMMC process, ensuring they meet the required security practices and maturity levels to work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies.
What is CMMC?
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified cybersecurity standard for the defense industrial base (DIB) in the United States designed to ensure that organizations working with the DoD and federal agencies have adequate security controls in place to protect sensitive information, such as controlled unclassified information (CUI). The CMMC framework comprises five maturity levels, each with required security practices and processes. Organizations must achieve the appropriate CMMC level for their contracts or procurement opportunities.
The CMMC framework incorporates security controls from various standards, such as NIST SP 800-171 and NIST SP 800-53. The CMMC aims to ensure a consistent and verifiable approach to cybersecurity across the entire defense industrial base, reducing the risk of cyber threats and data breaches.
Who should consider aligning to CMMC?
Organizations that are part of the defense industrial base or seek to work with the DoD and federal agencies must achieve the appropriate CMMC level for their contracts or procurement opportunities. This includes prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers involved in developing, producing, and maintaining defense-related products and services. Aligning with the CMMC standard is crucial for these organizations to maintain their eligibility for DoD contracts and demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity.
Benefits of CMMC
Securing DoD contracts
Achieving the required CMMC level allows organizations to bid on and secure them, ensuring continued participation in the defense industrial base.
Enhanced security posture
Implementing the security practices and processes outlined in the CMMC framework helps organizations improve their cybersecurity posture and protect sensitive information.
Improved customer trust
CMMC certification demonstrates an organization’s commitment to cybersecurity, helping build trust with the DoD, federal agencies, and other clients.
How Neutral Partners can help.
Our end-to-end management of your CMMC compliance program ensures that your organization always maintains the required security practices and maturity level. We assist you in implementing the necessary policies, processes, and controls, monitor your ongoing compliance, and provide guidance on continuous improvement. Our expert team takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your core business operations.
Our Readiness Assessment service identifies and remediates gaps in your security posture, ensuring complete alignment with CMMC requirements. Our experienced consultants comprehensively analyze your existing cybersecurity practices, compare them to the CMMC framework, and provide actionable recommendations for addressing any identified gaps. This service is essential for organizations seeking to achieve CMMC certification.
Our Internal Audit service evaluates the effectiveness of your cybersecurity controls, ensuring that your organization complies with the CMMC framework. Our skilled auditors thoroughly examine your organization’s security policies, procedures, and controls, identifying any areas of non-conformance and providing recommendations for improvement. This service helps you maintain security and prepare for CMMC certification assessments.
Our Risk Assessment service identifies and prioritizes risks to your information assets, ensuring that you implement appropriate controls in line with CMMC requirements. We evaluate your organization’s unique risk landscape, considering threats, vulnerabilities, and potential business impacts. Based on this analysis, we help you develop a risk treatment plan that addresses the most significant risks, ensuring your cybersecurity practices remain effective and resilient.
Our Policy Development service creates tailored policies and procedures that align with the CMMC framework, ensuring that your organization meets the requirements. We work closely with your team to develop customized documentation, considering your specific business needs, goals, and operational processes. This service ensures that your organization has a solid foundation for compliance with CMMC.
Our Tabletop Exercise service designs and facilitates custom tabletop exercises to test your organization’s incident response capabilities in CMMC. These exercises simulate cybersecurity incidents, allowing your team to practice their response strategies and identify areas for improvement. Participating in our expert-led tabletop exercises can strengthen your organization’s incident response capabilities and ensure preparedness for real-world security events.
Achieving and maintaining CMMC compliance is essential for your organization’s security and success in the defense industrial base. Partner with Neutral Partners to benefit from our expertise and dedicated support in navigating the complexities of the CMMC framework. Contact us today to begin your journey toward a robust cybersecurity posture.