Are you a contractor that does business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and part of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)? If so, you'll need to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program if you wish to remain in good standing with the DoD.
The CMMC framework consists of several levels designed to ensure that contractors have instituted sufficient cybersecurity measures when conducting business with the DoD. The certification process also indicates whether the contractor can maintain its security and make adjustments as needed for efficiency and optimization.
The three levels of CMMC and the related requirements are:
CMMC Level 1: Foundational:
This level requires an annual cybersecurity self-assessment and affirmation conducted by DIB company leaders. The focus is on safeguarding Federal Contract Information (FCI).
CMMC Level 2: Advanced:
This level is similar to Level 3 under the previous CMMC 1.0 and is designed for companies working with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
CMMC Level 3: Expert:
This level focuses on reducing the risks posed by Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
Why Does My Business Need CMMC Compliance?
Affected companies must meet the requirements for the implementation of CMMC for several reasons. If your contracting business currently receives government funding, noncompliance can put you at risk of losing it. If you're found guilty of a cybersecurity breach that comprises CUI or other sensitive data, you may be prohibited from bidding on DoD contracts in the future.
Adhering to the updated CMMC 2.0 guidelines also offers several benefits:
The ability to demonstrate compliance via self-assessments at Level 1 and Level 2 can provide substantial cost savings.
Companies have more freedom to develop and implement self-directed compliance strategies.
- Simplified compliance:
The updated version streamlines the CMMC compliance process, saving time and effort.
Centre Technologies Offers CMMC Compliance Services
Centre Technologies is a local IT company that is a CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and offers a suite of advanced CMMC services that can help your contracting business achieve and maintain compliance:
- Vulnerability Scanning and Management:
Recurring security vulnerability scanning and management that detects, logs and remediates weaknesses and misconfigurations that increase risk of a data breach.
- Cloud readiness and migrations:
Receive local, personalized support from dedicated cloud migration specialists, enabling you to adopt cloud-based services with confidence.
- Microsoft 365 deployments:
Utilize the Microsoft 365 Software as a Service (SaaS) suite to enhance operational flexibility, reduce costs and improve data security.
- Microsoft Azure deployments:
Use the robust Azure platform to manage and scale your storage and capabilities on demand automatically. Get the most out of your cloud applications and resources.
Contact Us to Learn More
Are you planning your CMMC compliance strategy or seeking help meeting the updated 2.0 compliance requirements? The CMMC compliance services from Centre Technologies can ensure your contracting business meets the appropriate guidelines.
Contact us for more information today.