What is the CMMC?
(Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)
The Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented a new program called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC program will serve as a framework for enforcing the department’s existing Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements. The CMMC program aims to improve CUI (Certified Unclassified Information) and FCI (Federal Contract Information) security by introducing a formal audit compliance process.
We can help you prepare for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Audits.
“Our CMMC Journey”
In 2019 we were asked to present at the Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Procurement Conference in a breakout session on Cybersecurity and discuss at the time the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). We accepted and presented to the attendees that included members of the Military and Defense Industry. Since that time, we have put on a CMMC workshop and now several Zoom meetings on the subject. We are also helping new clients in the Defense Industry get ready for their Assessment and now the System Security Plan Scoring (SSP).
Five 9s Consulting Achieves CMMC-AB RPO Designation
Five 9s Consulting has announced that it has been approved as a Registered Provider Organization (R.P.O.) by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB). This designation is awarded to companies with deep expertise and experience in cybersecurity services and has trained and certified cybersecurity professionals on staff certified as Registered Providers (RP) by CMMC-AB. The certification also requires R.P.O.s to be owned by U.S. Citizens.
The CMMC is a unified framework intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place. The CMMC is designed to ensure that robust cyber hygiene is practiced as well as protect Controlled Unclassified Information (C.U.I.) and the Federal Contract Information (F.C.I.) that resides on Defense Industrial Base (DIB) systems.
Visit the accreditation page for more information: https://www.cmmcab.org/rpo
“I was very impressed with the seminar and how engaged it seemed the attendees were to the information you were presenting. You did a great job of turning something that can be EXTREMELY DRY and managed to keep things lively.
We would be happy to attend other seminars in the future.”
Sean Canevaro. CEO KISC www.kiscc.com
“It was a pleasure speaking with you as well. Thank you for the information regarding the CMMC, and how it does or does not apply to our company. I kept reading blizzard of information being issued by the DOD, NIST, and the Federal Registers but did not pick up on the details regarding the off-the-shelf items. So I really appreciate your taking the time out of your schedule for a non-paying call. It was truly appreciated. I have the information saved on the computer regarding the CMMC requirements. Should we have to do something, we will definitely get in touch with you or send you others who may have been just as confused as I was.”
Deborah J. Brandt. Brandt Instruments, Inc. www.brandtinst.com