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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification services and resources
CMMC compliance is must for defense contractors. Are you ready?
The new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the Department of Defense (DOD) increases the supply chain cybersecurity requirements to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the defense industrial base (DIB). All of the estimated 350,000 contractors and subcontractors within the DIB are required to obtain a CMMC certification to be awarded DOD contracts by Jan. 1, 2026.
Preparing for CMMC: Where to start
To prepare for CMMC compliance, you should first identify and consolidate business processes, applications, systems and databases that support your DOD-related contracts. If you are a subcontractor, contact the prime contractor to determine if it has guidance on your anticipated CMMC maturity level and time frame to improve your cybersecurity posture. Most importantly, you should conduct a detailed gap assessment of your current cybersecurity practices, capabilities and anticipated maturity level, and then formulate a plan to remediate any gaps.
How does CMMC work and what
should organizations do to prepare?
Contact our CMMC specialists to get on track
Accelerating your CMMC compliance efforts
Through our extensive work with defense contractors, RSM understands how challenging achieving and maintaining a cybersecurity posture that aligns to CMMC requirements can be. RSM’s certified CMMC advisors can help you design and implement a cybersecurity program, develop efficient processes to achieve and sustain compliance, transform your cybersecurity landscape through technical implementations, and right-size your cybersecurity program as needed. The services that RSM can provide include:
- Assessing your CMMC readiness, including identifying gaps and developing action plans to address them
- Implementing or improving the design of your CMMC compliance program
- Developing and integrating policies, processes and technologies to address any compliance deficiencies
Confirming your compliance
RSM carries the necessary certifications to give you confidence in the effectiveness of your CMMC compliance program. RSM is certified as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO), enabling our team to provide qualified consulting and recommendations to meet CMMC compliance obligations. In addition, we are one of the few firms to receive candidate approval as a CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO). While organizations previously were allowed to self-certify compliance under DFARS 252.204.7012, CMMC now mandates that an independent C3PAO must advise on and perform your periodic certification assessments.