CMMC Consultants – Assessment and Preparation

CMMC 2.0 Compliance

CVG Strategy CMMC Consultants

CVG Strategy CMMC consultants can prepare your organization for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0.  We specialize in performing assessments of information assets and data flows to ensure that proper application of NIST SP 800-171 security controls are in place.  This process includes performance of a Gap Analysis, development of a System Security Plan (SSP) and an achievable Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M).  These important steps will prepare your business for CMMC certification.

CMMC 2.0 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

The Department of Defense (DoD) has implemented requirements for cyber security to businesses bidding on DoD contracts.  This action was taken to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  Although these measures are necessary to secure the DoD supply chain, they present very real challenges to smaller organizations.

The DoD endeavored to ease the challenges of implementation through the creation of CMMC 2.0 following push back from the DoD contractor community.  Despite these simplifications, implementation and certification are still involved and expensive projects.  

Preparation for Certification Audits

There are significant costs associated with C3PAO CMMC certification audits.  These costs are dependent on the size of the Organization Seeking Compliance (OSC) and more importantly how prepared you are for the audit.  Having processes and assets clearly documented, having a compliant System Security Plan and having necessary controls properly in place reduces the necessary time for the certification audit and can greatly reduce your costs. 


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CMMC Levels of Compliance

CMMC 2.0 has three different levels of CMMC compliance.  While Level 3 compliance is reserved for programs that the DoD considers of high priority, Level 1 and 2 determinations are based on the type of information an organization is using, Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

As defined in 48 CFR 52.204-21, FCI refers to information provided or generated by the U.S. government that is not intended for public release.  This information is generally created in the development of a contract for a product or service. 

CUI as defined in 32 CFR 2002.4, is information that the U.S. government creates or possesses, or any information created for the Government, that is controlled by a law or regulation.  The CUI definition does not include classified information.  It would therefore include, unclassified information that falls under the jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Level Requirements

  • Level 1 (Foundational) applies to organizations that deal solely with FCI.  Level 1 requirements for cybersecurity are based on requirements detailed in FAR 52.204-21.  These 17 controls protect contractor information systems by limiting their access to authorized users.
  • Level 2 (Advanced) applies to organizations that work with CUI.  Level 2 requirements include the 14 levels and 110 controls contained in NIST 800-171.  
  • Level 3 (Expert) applies to organizations working on high priority projects critical to U.S. national security.  Level 3 will include the controls for Level 2 along with additional controls that have yet to be announced.  These controls will be designed to reduce the risk from Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). 

CVG Strategy Information Security Management System Consultants

Businesses worldwide are under attack from players that are well funded and very focused on compromising proprietary data.  IT solutions alone are not sufficient to combat these forces.  Viable solutions include all stakeholders in an enterprise.  They include people, policies, procedures, risk analysis, incident responses, and an internal auditing process that yields constant improvement.

CVG Strategy CMMC Consultants provide cybersecurity consulting and training for large and small organizations.  Our experts can tailor a program using risk management process to identify information assets and interested parties.   We can create the documentation and provide the essential training to establish your ISMS and guide you through certification audits.

Our Information Security Management System experts can help you prepare for your organization’s CMMC certification.  CVG Strategy experts are Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditors.  We can provide the training required to understand and engage in a ISMS and make it meet desired objectives. This process includes defining the context of your organization, creation of internal auditing processes and much more.  

How Can We Help?

CVG Strategy provides expertise to businesses in Quality Management, Product Test and Evaluation, Cybersecurity, and Export Compliance.  Learn more about how we can help your organization by contacting us today.

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