CMMC Compliance Advisory Services
At Quzara, we specialize in helping companies achieve compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). CMMC is a cybersecurity standard required for businesses that wish to work on certain Department of Defense projects. If your business is looking to become CMMC compliant, Quzara can help you.
CMMC Compliance Advisory Services
At Quzara, we specialize in helping companies achieve compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
CMMC is a cybersecurity standard required for businesses that wish to work on certain Department of Defense projects.
If your business is looking to become CMMC compliant, Quzara can help you!
What is CMMC?
As part of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the US Department of Defense (DoD) requires formal third-party audits of cybersecurity practices of companies engaged in Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contracts.
Audits are performed by independent third-party assessor organizations (3PAO) accredited by the CMMC accreditation body (AB).
The CMMC framework is an expansion of DFARS 252.204-7012, adding a requirement for third-party audits and certifications.
This initiative represents an evolution of DoD efforts to safeguard federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI) processed by the DIB.
Guidelines for the protection of controlled unclassified information in nonfederal information systems and organizations are outlined in NIST SP 800-171.
Who Needs CMMC?
CMMC will be necessary for any DIB company processing, storing, or transmitting CUI. This includes any subcontractors who may be working on the project. The compliance requirements apply to all companies, regardless of their size or the size of their contribution to the project.
DoD’s intent under CMMC is that if a DIB company does not process, store, or transmit CUI its unclassified network, but does process, store, or handle FCI, then it must perform a CMMC Level 1 self-assessment and submit the results with an annual affirmation by a senior company official into SPRS.
What Are CMMC Levels?CMMC levels indicate a company's cybersecurity maturity and readiness. They build upon one another, with the requirements of the previous level included in each subsequent one. Briefly, they are:
- Level 1 - Foundational: Includes basic cybersecurity hygiene as outlined in NIST SP 800-171 framework. It includes using antivirus software, regular patching, training employees on basic cybersecurity, and other tasks. Annual self-assessment.
- Level 2 - Advanced: Includes additional elements, such as standardizing policies and procedures, conducting periodic security awareness training, and developing incident response plans. Triennial third-party assessments for critical national security information as well as annual self-assessment.
- Level 3 - Expert: The highest certification offered goes even further, adding all the requirements from NIST SP 800-171 and NIST SP 800-172. It requires a demonstrated ability to protect CUI and create a plan to continuously improve cybersecurity efforts. Triennial government-led assessments.
Quzara’s CMMC advisors help Department of Defense (DOD) prime, and subcontractors prepare for successful Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) audits.
Our approach uses an innovative readiness assessment tool, technical solutions for navigating the CMMC framework, hands-on assistance with NIST SP 800-171 controls, pre-built documentation, and continuous assurance.
How to Get Started With CMMC Compliance?
Achieving CMMC compliance demonstrates your commitment to cybersecurity and opens doors to DoD. The first step to getting started with CMMC compliance is to find a team of experts to evaluate your current security position.
When you contact Quzara, our dedicated professionals will take the time to understand your organization's unique needs and requirements. They'll then thoroughly assess your current security measures, identifying areas that require attention to align with the CMMC requirements. With the assessment completed, they'll work closely with you, developing a comprehensive roadmap that outlines the necessary steps to achieve CMMC compliance.
To take your first steps toward CMMC compliance, contact us today.
CMMC Advisory Services
Quzara offers a full suite of cybersecurity readiness assessing including testing, threat detection and remediation.
Curated by our team of NIST SP 800-171 experts, this no-cost, self-service assessment tool enables rapid remediation road mapping based on CMMC levels 1 through 5.
Our compliance experts provide process and technical solutions for the CMMC framework and NIST SP 800-171. We also provide hands-on assistance to remediate technical controls.
We offer pre-built policies and procedures mapped to NIST SP 800-171 and CUI controls, thereby enabling rapid application and service documentation.
Our Cybertorch™ platform provides near real-time situational awareness for security and configuration requirements with customized NIST SP 800-171 dashboards.