Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – CMMC Compliance

Cincinnati and other Ohio Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors will soon be required to comply with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. The new standard is designed to help counteract the significant increase in the compromises of sensitive defense information which is shared across the defense industrial base.

In the past, DoD contractors have been responsible for maintaining certain cybersecurity practices, but under the emerging CMMC requirements contractors must undergo third-party compliance assessments and implement additional security protections. Once implemented contractors and subcontractors will need to be compliant to be awarded contract work.

5 CMMC Maturity Levels (ML)

Phased in over five years, CMMC includes 5 maturity levels based on an Ohio DoD contractor’s access to Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  CMMC ML 1, known as basic cyber hygiene, requires the use of techniques such as antivirus and passwords to control access to FCI. The requirements become more complex reaching Level 5, Optimizing, which requires standardized processes to address Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

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Ohio CMMC Services

Many Ohio DoD contractors will need assistance performing initial assessments to uncover issues, establish corrective actions, and chart a path toward CMMC readiness.

The CMMC is complex. ML 3 contains 381 discrete cybersecurity requirements spread among 130 practices, and 310 policy/procedure requirements spread among 51 process maturity requirements. The requirements are complex, and our team has almost 20 years of experience providing cybersecurity compliance services across many complex frameworks such as NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, HIPAA, and others. As a CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO), our team can help DoD prime and subcontractors with the following:

  • Readiness Assessments and Gap Analyses Against the CMMC Framework
  • Assistance with Remediating Gaps Identified during Readiness Assessment
  • Assistance with NIST SIP 800-171 Self-Assessment that is recorded in the Supplier Performance Risk System
  • Creating System Security Plans (SSP)
  • Creating Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M)

 

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Keiter provides CMMC readiness assessments and remediation services to DoD contractors in Cincinnati and across Ohio. If you are interested in learning how we can assist your organization, complete the form below and a team member will follow up promptly.

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About Ohio DOD Contractors

Ohio’s Department of Defense (DOD) contractors are integral to the state’s defense landscape, contributing significantly to national security efforts. Ohio hosts a diverse and dynamic community of defense contractors that specialize in various fields, including aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, and technology.

These contractors collaborate closely with DOD agencies and military installations, such as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Defense Supply Center Columbus, to provide essential products and services. They play a vital role in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of cutting-edge defense technologies and systems.

The partnership between Ohio’s DOD contractors and the military strengthens the nation’s defense capabilities while also bolstering the state’s economy. It fosters innovation, creates job opportunities, and supports the growth of high-tech industries within Ohio. The commitment of Ohio’s DOD contractors to supporting the defense community underscores their vital role in ensuring the security and technological advancement of the United States.

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