It’s estimated that cybercrime inflicted over $6 trillion in financial damages globally in 2021, with more to come in the future. This prevalence of cybercrime makes protecting the data and Controlled Unclassified Information in contractors’ systems even more critical, so the Pentagon has introduced CMMC compliance standards to ensure that the contractors they are doing business with are adequately protected.
Working with the right Orlando CMMC compliance professionals can make your certification a breeze. In this blog, we’re sharing some initial information about CMMC and how you can work with us to get certified.
What is CMMC?
CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. It was put into place to create a standardized level of security preparedness among the contractors and subcontractors that make up the defense industrial base (DIB).
The DIB is becoming a target of increasingly complex and frequent cyberattacks launched by adversaries and non-state actors. By dynamically enhancing DIB cybersecurity to meet and protect against these threats, contractors and subcontractors are able to protect the critical data and information they store. CMMC compliance is a vital part of fighting against the active cybersecurity threat.
What Are the CMMC Levels?
Not every business will need to adhere to the same level of security, so the tier that you need to be certified for depends on your business’ requirements. The Orlando CMMC compliance team at Diriga Technologies can help you meet compliance standards, no matter the level you’re required to maintain.
By the end of 2025, the DoD (Department of Defense) will require all of its contractors to be certified in at least one of the CMMC levels. The current levels are:
- Level 1: Foundational
- Model: 17 practices
- Assessment: Annual self-assessment
- Level 2: Advanced
- Model: 110 practices alligned with NIST SP 800-171
- Assessment: Triennial third-party assessment for national security information and annual self-assessment for some programs
- Level 3: Expert
- Model: 110+ practices based on NIST SP 800-172
- Assessment: Triennial government-led assessments
Diriga Handles Your CMMC Compliance From Start to Finish
Getting your business into compliance can seem like a daunting task, but not when you partner with the Orlando CMMC compliance team at Diriga Technologies. Our solution is entirely turnkey, which means we handle it all.
We begin with an initial assessment of your business. We’ll help determine the appropriate level of CMMC compliance for you, and then create a plan of action and milestones to reach along the way to your goal.
Once you are prepared to be certified, we will coordinate with the 3rd-party assessor to begin your certification assessment. As a CMMC-compliance managed services provider, we can help you to maintain the necessary level of security to meet CMMC compliance requirements month after month, and year after year. Contact us today to get started!