Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – CMMC Compliance

Philadelphia and other Pennslyvania 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 a Pennslyvania 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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Pennslyvania CMMC Services

Many Pennslyvania 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 Philadelphia and across Pennslyvania. 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 Pennslyvania DOD Contractors

These contractors collaborate closely with DOD agencies and military installations such as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division and Tobyhanna Army Depot. They are instrumental in the development and maintenance of cutting-edge defense technologies and systems, contributing to the nation’s defense readiness.

Pennsylvania’s DOD contractors also have a significant impact on the state’s economy, creating job opportunities and fostering innovation. Their commitment to excellence and their collaboration with the military make them essential partners in enhancing the security and technological capabilities of the United States. Pennsylvania’s DOD contractors continue to play a crucial role in strengthening national defense and supporting economic growth within the state.”Pennsylvania’s Department of Defense (DOD) contractors play a vital role in supporting national security and innovation. The state is home to a diverse and thriving community of defense contractors, specializing in various fields, including aerospace, manufacturing, technology, and logistics.

These contractors collaborate closely with DOD agencies and military installations such as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division and Tobyhanna Army Depot. They are instrumental in the development and maintenance of cutting-edge defense technologies and systems, contributing to the nation’s defense readiness.

Pennsylvania’s DOD contractors also have a significant impact on the state’s economy, creating job opportunities and fostering innovation. Their commitment to excellence and their collaboration with the military make them essential partners in enhancing the security and technological capabilities of the United States. Pennsylvania’s DOD contractors continue to play a crucial role in strengthening national defense and supporting economic growth within the state.

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