The Department of Defense (DOD) is transitioning to a more structured approach relying on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC mandates all DOD suppliers – both prime and subcontractors – need CMMC compliance to participate in contract opportunities.
CMMC preparation action steps
Contractors need to do the following to prepare for CMMC compliance:
- Determine the appropriate level of the CMMC based on the organization’s situation;
- Identify gaps in current cybersecurity practices relating to the targeted CMMC level; and
- Ensure the necessary cybersecurity practices are performed in accordance with the CMMC requirements.
Signs you may need assistance
Whether an organization is relatively new to this area or an experienced contractor, the CMMC presents risk to most contractors. An organization may need assistance if it is unsure of how to comply with the CMMC or has not established cybersecurity practices that comply with its desired CMMC level.
AGH designated as a Registered Provider Organization by CMMC Accreditation Body
As a Registered Provider Organization (RPO), as designated by the CMMC Accreditation Body, AGH’s team of Registered Practitioners can assist contractors in preparing for CMMC compliance. AGH can help identify gaps between a contractor's current practices and those required by the CMMC. AGH professionals can also help contractors advance their cybersecurity practices in anticipation of bidding on contracts that will require higher CMMC compliance.
AGH is one of the first RPOs in the State of Kansas. AGH’s cybersecurity professionals have the proven experience and knowledge to help distill complex frameworks into specific actions. Like the DOD, AGH understands the value and importance of small- and medium-size contractors and the unique cybersecurity situations they face.