4BIS is one of Ohio’s top CMMC consultants. We’ve helped DoD suppliers navigate the complexities of CMMC since the inception of DFARS. Our processes are designed to prepare our clients for CMMC audits faster and at a lower cost than other solutions.
We’re committed to helping our clients meet the highest security and compliance standards.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you prepare for your CMMC audit.
How 4BIS Helps Your Cincinnati Organization Prepare For A CMMC Audit
Getting your business CMMC ready can seem daunting, but our compliance solution is here to help.
Our two-step process simplifies the process and helps you get prepared quickly and efficiently.
First, we’ll assess your current level of compliance and identify any gaps. Then, we’ll create a customized action plan to help you close those gaps and become fully compliant. With our experience and expertise, we’ll help you navigate the CMMC requirements and ensure that your business is ready for certification.
CMMC Assessment, SSP, & PO&AM
The Department of Defense (DoD) is responsible for safeguarding our nation’s security. They’ve put several standards and regulations that businesses must adhere to if they want to work with the DoD.
One of these standards is NIST 800-171, which outlines a series of security controls that businesses must implement to protect sensitive information.
4BIS specializes in helping businesses meet the requirements of NIST 800-171 and other DoD standards. We thoroughly assess your current technology infrastructure and scrutinize it against NIST 800-171 and other controls outlined in your required level of CMMC (Levels 1-3).
We then prepare a System Security Plan (SSP) and a Plan-of-Action & Milestones (PO&AM) — two documents the DoD requires to show proof that you’re taking steps towards compliance. Our team has years of experience working with businesses of all sizes to help them meet the stringent requirements of the DoD. If you’re looking for a partner to help you navigate the world of compliance, look no further than 4BIS. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
4BIS CMMC Assessments
The Department of Defense (DoD) is responsible for conducting assessments under CMMC 2.0. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that their practices meet the requirements of the applicable CMMC level. The contractor is also responsible for maintaining a current certification at the required level. To obtain certification, the contractor must apply to the DoD. The application must include a self-assessment and documentation of the contractor’s practices.
The DoD will review the application and decide whether to certify the contractor at the desired level. Once approved, the contractor must maintain their certification through annual renewals. If a contractor fails to maintain their certification, they may be subject to penalties.
CMMC 2.0 provides a tiered approach to assessments that allows the DoD to tailor its requirements depending on the sensitivity of the information shared with the contractor. By ensuring that only certified contractors have access to sensitive information, CMMC 2.0 helps protect our national security.
- As a contractor handling information critical to national security, performing annual self-assessments using clearly defined cyber security standards is important. This helps to ensure that your systems and data are secure and compliant with all applicable regulations. The cyber security standards for Level 1 and a subset of Level 2 are quite comprehensive, covering everything from physical security to incident response. While it may seem daunting to comply with all standards, protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure is essential. By taking the time to perform a self-assessment, you can help to ensure that our nation’s secrets are safe and secure.
- When it comes to managing critical information that impacts national security, contractors can play a crucial role. After all, these entities are in a unique position to control sensitive data and information related to the nation’s infrastructure and defense systems. To ensure that this data is handled adequately by those working on government contracts, contractors who fall into a subset of Level 2 must undergo third-party assessments. These assessments assess the contractor’s ability to protect and manage high-risk and sensitive information. They also help determine whether these contractors are compliant with federal rules and regulations related to critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity best practices. Ultimately, these assessments provide an essential check on companies working with vital information and help to ensure that they are meeting the highest standards of security and reliability.
- The most crucial defense programs of Level 3 must undergo government-led assessments. These programs are designed to protect the country from serious threats, and they must be effective. The government needs to be confident that these programs will work as intended and that they are worth the investment. Furthermore, these assessments help ensure that the programs are constantly improving and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the country. Without these assessments, it would be challenging to ensure that our defense programs are up to protecting us from serious harm.
CMMC Self Assessments
Despite the changes introduced by CMMC 2.0, one of the most significant shifts in the transition from Level 1 certification to self-attestation. Under this new framework, contractors are not required to undergo third-party assessments to demonstrate their level of cyber hygiene. Instead, companies can attest that they have implemented basic cyber security measures such as network monitoring and encryption, making it much easier to achieve compliance.
While this change is undoubtedly a welcome one, many companies will still require outside assistance to become fully CMMC-compliant. The sheer complexity and variability of cyber threats mean that contractors will need expert guidance to stay on top of evolving best practices and emerging risks. In addition, certain kinds of data may still be too sensitive or confidential for companies to handle on their own, meaning that some level of external oversight will be needed to keep these vital assets secure. Ultimately, while CMMC 2.0 has ushered in an era of greater self-responsibility in cyberspace, there will always be a role for outside services in helping businesses meet their cyber security needs.
The Foundational Level
The Department of Defense (DoD) is taking a new approach to cybersecurity. Rather than relying solely on government agencies to protect sensitive information, the DoD is now working with private contractors to help them assess and improve their cybersecurity measures. This new program, known as the Foundational Level, is designed to engage contractors in developing or strengthening their approach to cybersecurity. The Foundational Level does not involve handling any sensitive national security information, so the DoD allows companies to assess their cyber security measures and introduce practices to averting cyber attacks. By working with private contractors, the DoD can leverage the expertise and resources of the private sector to improve its cybersecurity posture. This new approach has already begun to pay dividends, with several contractors reporting significant improvements in their ability to detect and deter potential cyber threats.
Self-assessments play an essential role in ensuring that companies meet the requirements for their Level 2, or Advanced, programs. These self-assessments must be conducted every year and carry affirmation from a senior official with the company that they are meeting the requirements. Companies will be required to register their self-assessments and affirmations in the Department of Defense Supplier Performance Risk System, or SPRS. By conducting these self-assessments regularly, companies can ensure that they meet the requirements and progress towards their goals. In addition, these self-assessments provide valuable feedback that can help companies improve their performance. As a result, the requirements for self-assessments are an essential part of the Level 2, or Advanced, program requirements.
Third-Party CMMC Assessments
Maintaining rigorous cyber security standards is essential for protecting critical information and data. This becomes even more critical when working with contracts or acquisitions related to national security, as with the new CMMC 2.0 initiative. To meet the stringent requirements of CMMC 2.0 and ensure a successful transition into this new paradigm, organizations will need to obtain third-party CMMC assessments from experienced contractors.
At 4BIS, we have extensive experience helping customers in Cincinnati prepare for their CMMC assessments by assisting them with everything from planning and strategy development to system remediation and execution. Whether you are an organization looking for robust cyber security standards or a contractor hoping to help your clients achieve compliance, our team at 4BIS is here to help make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take on the challenges of CMMC 2.0!
CMMC Remediation Services
Our team has the experience and expertise to help your organization meet CMMC compliance requirements. We will work with you to assess your current network systems and develop a plan of action that outlines the steps necessary to meet the applicable CMMC controls. Depending on the current state of your network, this may involve adding a SIEM tool, upgrading your IT infrastructure, or implementing other security controls.
Our team will work with you to ensure that your systems comply with the CMMC requirements and help you prepare for the compliance audit. With our experience and knowledge, we will help you efficiently and effectively meet CMMC compliance requirements.
4BIS Is Cincinnati’s Top Cybersecurity Team
The Department of Defense is responsible for the safety and security of the United States, which means that it must constantly be on the lookout for new cyber threats. In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks, and it is clear that this trend is not going to stop anytime soon.
As a result, the Department of Defense has implemented several compliance regulations designed to protect its contractors from these threats. However, these regulations can be challenging to keep up with, and many contractors are unaware of all requirements. This can leave them vulnerable to attack.
The best way to protect yourself from these threats is to stay up-to-date on all of the latest compliance regulations. You can ensure that your company takes all of the necessary steps to safeguard its information.
As a leading provider of cyber security services, 4BIS understands the complex regulations and requirements of CMMC 2.0. With our team of seasoned professionals, we are well-equipped to help your organization navigate the ever-changing landscape of government contract work. Whether you need expert advice on self-assessment and compliance or guidance preparing for an official assessment, we can provide the guidance and support you need to maintain your position in this competitive industry.
So if you’re looking for a partner that genuinely understands what it takes to succeed under CMMC 2.0, look no further than 4BIS! Our track record speaks for itself, and we can help you achieve all your goals with confidence and ease.
Don’t take chances with your reputation or your future – trust the experts at 4BIS to steer you in the right direction today!