Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is designed as an information security standard for Department of Defense contractors and their subcontractors. The foundational cybersecurity framework for CMMC is based upon NIST 800-171.
As a CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization (CMMC-RPO) we can help your business align your processes with the evolution from NIST 800-171 to CMMC up to Level 3. Through CMMC Readiness Assessments, planning and education, we will guide you through the 17 Domains of CMMC compliance to prepare your company for your first CMMC Compliance Audit. We will help you develop a formal cybersecurity program to easily maintain this compliance standard in the future through our Managed Cybersecurity Services and Managed Security + Services Provider (MSSP) plans.
At Luminant, our Cybersecurity Experts are also CMMC-AB Registered Practitioners (CMMC-RP) to help you navigate your entire journey towards CMMC compliance and the required ongoing program management needs.
The Road to CMMC Compliance & What to Expect
We will work with you to ensure you understand CMMC and what it means for your organization. CMMC accreditation is valid for three years and as cyberthreats continuously evolve so will your processes.
CMMC encompasses 5 levels of certification, with 5 being the highest. The required level of CMMC maturity looks different for every organization depending on the type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI) your company receives, stores and transmits. Different DoD contracts have differing levels of risk and therefore defining which level of CMMC Certification will be required for your business is crucial to create a roadmap going forward.
Our Registered Practitioners will assess your current technology, policies, procedures and physical security controls to uncover the areas of your businesses that need attention. This results in Plan of Action & Milestones (POAM), System Security Plan (SSP) and at this point your organization will have a 3rd party documented Supplier Performance Risk System score you can submit to the Department of Defense (DoD). Using your gap assessment, we will create a roadmap which will be an essential guide to achieving CMMC compliance in your eventual audit by a Certified Third-Party Auditor Organization (C3PAO).
Our experts will work with you to close your security gaps and prepare your business for the CMMC audit. We approach the challenge by isolating critical data, educating leadership and staff, and implementing security controls that maximize efficacy and optimize control. Our recurring cybersecurity service plans will provide you with a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), who is CMMC-RP certified, can direct the remediation efforts and provide ongoing cybersecurity expertise to your team.
Cybersecurity is a journey. We will work with your business to maintain and evolve your customized cybersecurity program over time as POAM items are resolved and the CMMC requirements update.
At this stage, you will have a formal CMMC Audit conducted by a C3PAO. Upon approval, you will have attained a 3-year Certification and must continue to maintain these standards and your formal CMMC Cybersecurity Program until your next CMMC audit.
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