CMMC

CYBERSECURITY MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION

What is CMMC?

The CMMC is described as a "unified cybersecurity standard". The intent of CMMC is to build upon existing regulations, policy, and memoranda from the Department of Defense (DIB by adding a third-party verification component to cybersecurity protections.

Why is CMMC Important?

DIB contractors hold and use sensitive government data to develop and deliver goods and services. CMMC helps ensure that they secure this information the same way that military departments and government agencies do.

The CMMC was created in response to growing concerns by Congress and within the Department of Defense (DoD) over the increased presence of cyber threats and intrusions aimed at the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and its supply chains. Due to the sharing of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) throughout the supply chain, the attack surface of the DoD has been greatly expanded. Cybersecurity is now a fundamental aspect of DoD acquisition. The CMMC will be a major change in the DoD approach to cybersecurity for defense contractors. The DoD appears to be looking for better methods to verify that its requirements are actually being satisfactorily implemented.

LEVEL 5

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

PERFORMED

DOCUMENTED

Intermediate Cyber Hygiene

MANAGED

Good Cyber Hygiene

LEVEL 4

REVIEWED

Proactive

OPTIMIZING

Advanced/Progressive

Basic Cyber Hygiene

The CMMC model describes the requirements that contractors must meet to qualify for certain maturity certifications, ranging from LEVEL 1 through LEVEL 5.

By the end of 2023 all parties that bid for work with the DoD must be compliant to at least the CMMC LEVEL 3. 

WHAT MSI CAN DO FOR YOU...

MSI will perform a baseline assessment of an organizations information security environment to identify which level (if any) the client currently meets. Using our knowledge of multi-faced technologies, MSI will conduct further reviews and provide the necessary recommendations to move forward in a safer cybersecurity network.

MSI has competitive rates, qualified trained professionals, flexible hours, and a large database of information that is applicable to hundreds of businesses