Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Compliance

Houston, Dallas, and other Texas 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 shared across the defense industrial base.

In the past, DoD contractors were 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 a five-year period, CMMC includes 5 maturity levels based on a Texas 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 a with Level 5, Optimizing, which requires standardized processes to address Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

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Dallas CMMC Services

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

The CMMC is complex. ML 3 contains 381 discrete cybersecurity requirements spread among 130 practices, and 310 policy/procedure requirements spread among 51process 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 SP 800-171 Self-Assessment that is recorded in 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 across Texas including in Dallas and Houston. 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 Texas DoD Contractors

Texas’s Department of Defense (DOD) contractors are essential contributors to national security and technological innovation. The state is home to a vast and diverse community of defense contractors, specializing in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and technology development.

These contractors collaborate closely with DOD agencies and military installations, including Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, and Joint Base San Antonio. They are at the forefront of developing cutting-edge defense technologies and solutions, enhancing the nation’s defense capabilities.

Texas’s DOD contractors also have a significant impact on the state’s economy, creating jobs and fostering innovation. Their dedication to excellence and their partnership with the military ensure that the United States remains a leader in military technology and readiness. Texas’s commitment to supporting national defense is exemplified by the contributions of its DOD contractors.

National Reach

We also provide CMMC services to Department of Defense Contractors in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine,  Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas,  Vermont, the state of Washington, and Washington DC.

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