Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – CMMC Compliance

New York City and other New York Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors will soon be required to comply with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 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 five years, CMMC includes 5 maturity levels based on a New York 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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New York CMMC Services

Many New York 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 New York City and across New York. 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 New York’s DOD Contractors

New York’s Department of Defense (DOD) contractors are key players in bolstering national security and advancing technological innovation. The state boasts a robust and diverse community of defense contractors, specializing in various fields such as aerospace, technology, cybersecurity, and research and development.

These contractors collaborate closely with DOD agencies and military installations, including Fort Drum, West Point Military Academy, and Rome Research Site. They are instrumental in the development and maintenance of cutting-edge defense technologies, systems, and solutions, contributing significantly to the nation’s defense capabilities.

New York’s DOD contractors also have a substantial economic impact on the state, generating jobs and fostering innovation. Their commitment to excellence and their collaboration with the military ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of military technology and readiness. New York’s defense contractors play a pivotal role in supporting national defense efforts while driving economic growth and technological advancement within the state.

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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