Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a certification program that was created by the Department of Defense (DoD) to ensure that all contractors who work with the DoD are compliant with cybersecurity best practices. With three levels of certification, each with different requirements, and an ever-evolving standard, you may be challenged in understanding where to start and what to do to gain certification.

Because there is no one-size-fits-all solution, navigating the CMMC process, and maintaining it as the DoD evolves can challenge organizations. As a recognized and DoD-certified expert advisory group, 38North is your key to the CMMC. Trust Us to Get You There.

We’re a Designated CMMC Cyber-AB Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

CMMC Registration Stamp

As a designated RPO by the CMMC Cyber Accreditation Body (Cyber-AB), we’re recognized as an expert U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security organization. We prepare organizations to advance along the accreditation process and position themselves for success supporting US DoD customers.

A little or a lot, we can provide guidance — or help with documentation development, gap analyses, C3PAO assessment preparation, and security engineering — to help you meet your CMMC requirements.

What is the CMMC Compliance Process?

With nine distinct phases, gaining your CMMC is not for the faint of heart. Fortunately, we can provide expert guidance and support from end to end.

No matter where you are in your CMMC process, we can make the certification process easier. ‌Talk with one of our CMMC Registered Practitioners (RPs).

CMMC Challenges

Obtaining a CMMC can be a challenging process due to the complexity and rigor of the security requirements. Overall, these challenges can cause delays and increased costs in pursuing DoD contracts.

38North CMMC Services

Our expert cloud security advisors can help you get through the CMMC certification process.

We help you with DOD-related CMMC issues because we have experience with all of the underlying requirements that were used to build the program (e.g. NIST SP 800-171) and have our eyes on the changes as the program evolves. We help with identifying the CUI in your environment, creating an accurate scope for the CMMC assessment, and guiding you through developing evidence-based approaches that can withstand C3PAO and DoD scrutiny.

CMMC Scoping

We start by finding out where Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) go inside your organization. This lets us know what assets are in scope, and excludes those that aren’t. We also identify the appropriate CMMC Level and requirements for your system.

CMMC Workshops

Our workshops get you started — with CMMC training and consulting. We also help you understand CMMC confusion by using DOD practices to design systems and approaches that will withstand C3PAO assessments.

CMMC Gap Analysis

Gap analyses help defense contractors understand what they need to do to comply with the CMMC. Our CMMC gap analysis will find your gaps against the different CMMC levels and deliver a prioritized roadmap of actions required to close gaps and ensure a satisfactory assessment.

CMMC Advisory Support

Our senior Cyber-AB registered practitioners and security advisors can help you design, deploy, document and maintain a scalable security approach that meets your appropriate CMMC level.

Preparing for your first CMMC assessment? Let our experienced CMMC consultants handle the hassle of dealing with a C3PAO. We’re well-versed with the C3PAO process and can expeditiously resolve findings. We also have relationships across the C3PAO community to help resolve misunderstandings and facilitate a smooth assessment.

CMMC Remediation Support

This service is for defense contractors that have recently fallen short of their CMMC assessment. We help plan, develop, and implement remedial measures to get you back on track quickly and eliminate any findings that may have already been identified.

What are the CMMC levels?

Depending on your cloud service risk level and customer needs, achieving your CMMC.

Don’t lose time in meeting your CMMC compliance requirements and prepare for the shift to CMMC 2.0. Our senior security advisors provide deep knowledge of current DoD policies and standards and keep you up-to-date with the latest in interpretations. Talk with one of our CMMC registered practitioners and security experts about CMMC.

CMMC level 1
CMMC level 2
CMMC level 3

CMMC level 1

Foundational – Focuses on protection of FCI and basic safeguarding requirements specified in 48 CFR 52.204-21 (FAR Clause [3]).

CMMC level 2

Advanced – Focuses on the protection of CUI and encompasses requirements in NIST SP 800-171.

CMMC level 3

Expert – Focus area and details are still being finalized, but will encompass a subset of requirements from NIST SP 800-172.

What are the benefits of CMMC?

One of the most significant benefits is that it helps to improve an organization’s cybersecurity posture. The CMMC program requires organizations to implement best practices for cybersecurity, which can help to protect sensitive information from cyber threats. Certification at any level requires a commitment to cybersecurity, and the higher levels of certification represent a higher level of security. By ensuring that all contractors are compliant with these requirements, the DoD can provide better protection for federal contract information and controlled unclassified information.

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Your CMMC Starts Here

Book an initial CMMC conversation with one of our global security experts today and we’ll help you navigate the CMMC process and ensure compliance.

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