CMMC 2.0 Level 1 Compliance Services

CMMC Level 1 Compliance Services

For aerospace and defense contractors partnering with the Department of Defense, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 Level 1 isn’t just a compliance measure—it’s a strategic asset. Ensuring proper security can open doors to new business opportunities or keep existing doors open. If you handle or process Federal Contract Information (FCI), you have the responsibility to safeguard national security. And we can help. Our services help you meet and surpass CMMC 2.0 Level 1 requirements easily and efficiently making CMMC Level 1 compliance an advantage instead of a risk.

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Key Components of Our CMMC 2.0 L1 Services

CMMC compliance is an essential criterion for DoD contractors operating within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). This compliance ensures that sensitive information, specifically Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), is safeguarded against unauthorized access and cyber threats. The DIB contractors are obligated to adhere to the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) standards, which entail a range of cybersecurity practices and processes. Achieving a CMMC level signifies that a contractor has implemented the necessary controls to protect sensitive data. This process is monitored through CMMC assessments, conducted by the CMMC Accreditation Body, to verify compliance with the required cybersecurity hygiene.

One of the key requirements in maintaining CMMC compliance is to perform periodic scans of the cybersecurity infrastructure. These scans are crucial in identifying vulnerabilities and ensuring that access to authorized users is controlled and monitored effectively. Furthermore, DoD contractors must comply with 48 CFR 52.204-21, which outlines the basic safeguarding requirements for federal contract information. This regulation emphasizes the importance of limiting information system access to only those individuals who require it to perform their job functions, thereby enhancing the security of CUI within the DIB. Overall, CMMC compliance is not just about meeting a regulatory standard, but about fortifying the cybersecurity posture of the entire Defense Industrial Base, ensuring the protection of critical national security information.

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CMMC 2.0 Level 1 Readiness Assessment

We evaluate the current state of the you or your contractor's cybersecurity practices and identify gaps or weaknesses that need to be addressed to meet the CMMC Level 1 requirements. The assessment provides a CMMC checklist and tactical roadmap of recommendations for implementing improvements to meet the needed cybersecurity requirments.

CMMC 2.0 Level 1 Implementation Support

Based on an CMMC assessment, we provide guidance and hands-on assistance to implement the required cybersecurity practices and technical implementations. This can include installing antivirus software, updating passwords, encrypting data, training employees or more. Our support also helps you document and verify compliance with the CMMC Level 1 requirements.

CMMC 2.0 Level 1 Self-Assessment Preparation

We help you prepare to conduct a self-assessment of the top recommended cybersecurity practices, as required by the CMMC 2.0 framework. This preparation includes providing CMMC audit templates and tools for self-assessment, as well as reviewing and validating the contractor’s self-assessment report via a consultation with our cybersecurity experts.

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