At Philadelphia Tech Support, we provide Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance consulting for US government contractors, ensuring that organizations reach the criteria for CMMC compliance – including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 certification.
It can be confusing to know where an organization should begin on the path to NIST 800-171 compliance. Philadelphia Tech Support can help United States Department of Defense (DoD) contractors perform third party assessments and become certified. Our CMMC audit can help a defense industry partner by detailing specific actions needed to meet security standards requirements and reduce cyber risk.
CMMC compliance services inform an organization on their existing cybersecurity controls and highlights their path forward to their goals of compliance and certification. CMMC compliance requirements are necessary for a business if they have access to and handle controlled unclassified information (CUI) or other federal contract information.
The federal government uses a tiered approach to auditing companies involved in the defense industrial base (DIB). This ensures that all organizations involved in the DoD supply chain – whether they are bidding on defense contracts, providing critical services, or handling controlled technical information – meet the required CMMC certification. Level 2 certification may require a self-assessment or a third-party assessment like the NIST SP 800-171 which includes a higher standard of cyber security posture.
Department of Defense (DoD) contract companies must certainly meet and exceed the cyber security requirements necessary for every business. They should provide employees with security awareness training. Cloud services must be managed with industry best practices tightly controlled. Access control to information and systems should be firmly in place.
An incident response plan should be adopted so a clear plan is in place should data breaches occur. Remediation activities must be handled according to set guidelines.
When defense contractors choose to pursue CMMC certifications like the NIST 800-171, more intense standards are enforced. It makes sense to get the assistance of a cyber security vendor that you can trust to act as a CMMC consultant in assessing basic cyber hygiene and identifying and closing security gaps.
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