CMMC Compliance

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The Business Challenge

Achieving Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance challenges even the most seasoned organizations. The
requirements are complex, necessitating a significant amount of time, money, and resources to unpack, understand, and implement.


However, to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) in any capacity, all prime and subcontractors must obtain the proper level of
certification, which entails the satisfactory implementation of specific NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and other controls:

Which level an organization must comply with is determined by the type of information it handles (i.e., Federal Contract Information
[FCI] or Controlled Unclassified Information [CUI]). The DoD will specify in requests for proposal (RFPs), contracts, or statements of work
(SOWs) which levels are required to perform work.


Prior to receiving work, organizations can undergo a CMMC readiness assessment to evaluate their level of FCI and CUI handled and
easily gain an understanding of which maturity level best aligns with them.

How We Help

Securance experts are well-versed in CMMC requirements and provide the following services to clients:


1. Readiness assessment

Securance assesses the degree to which the organization is prepared to pass a CMMC compliance audit.


2. Basic self-assessment

Securance helps clients evaluate their alignment with 17 NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 controls for basic cyber hygiene, then provides an assessment score to the DoD.


3. Client self-assessment

Securance helps clients at Maturity Levels 1 and 2 with their annual self-assessments of FAR 52.204-21 or NIST SP 800-171 controls, respectively.


4. Compliance assessment

Securance performs a full CMMC compliance assessment against NIST SP 800-171 and, if applicable, 800-172. The deliverables include a system security plan (SSP) and plan of action and milestones (POA&M) document.


5. Compliance monitoring

Securance evaluates the organization’s state of compliance annually.


Remember: if your organization does not receive a certain score for the self-assessment or compliance assessment, that doesn’t
preclude you from working with the DoD. Having the SSP and POA&M is sufficient proof that your organization has a corrective plan in
place and that you are taking steps toward achieving higher levels of cybersecurity.

How We Help