CMMC

April 2021 - Compliance

Tips/Info

Depending on the state your business is located in, you can be eligible for financial incentives when pursuing CMMC compliance.

Does your business have an SSP in place to guarantee your contractors stay compliant? Before you begin your journey to CMMC compliance, it is important to bring your contractors along with you. Following CMMC means that every aspect of your business is compliant — including your own subcontractors.

Before the year 2026, all businesses that contract with the United States Department of Defense will be required to fulfill CMMC compliance. Although CMMC is not fully rolled out, it is YOUR responsibility to align with the compliance mandates when the time comes. Preparing for CMMC can be daunting and complicated.

Aiming for CMMC compliance?
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Completing a risk assessment is a great first step to starting any improvement process. When it comes to CMMC, assessing your strengths and weaknesses too will help you prioritize your energy and funds, especially when time is of the essence.

**Attention: Calling all DoD contractors!**

CMMC is just one part of maintaining your DoD contracts. You also need to ensure you are meeting other prerequisites, such as the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System (DFARS) rules and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework.

If you’re concerned about not being CMMC compliant, you’re not alone. Thousands of businesses like yours are in the same boat and don’t have the slightest idea where to start. CMMC is complicated, especially when attempted without guidance.

Along with business procedures, your data collection and protection policies should also comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Depending on the nature of your business, your data may need various types of security protocols that match other certifications as well, such as CMMC’s prerequisite, NIST 800-171.

Businesses working for the DoD must comply with CMMC before the year 2026. It might sound like just another compliance regulation, but it will force your company to adopt stricter security measures. This, in turn, can potentially increase your business’ resilience to attacks, reduce cyberthreats and help avoid disasters in the future.

If your company relies on DoD contracts to stay in business­­ — keep reading.

By 2026, all businesses working along the DoD supply chain will be required to earn CMMC compliance. Failure to do so will cost your company future contracts. If the DoD is your prime customer, this could potentially paralyze your business. Don’t wait to prepare until it is too late.

Without CMMC compliance, your business can lose the opportunity to continue its contract. With 300,000 other companies working for the DoD, these contracts are heavily sought-after and can be quickly granted to another company. If you lose your contract, what would happen to the future of your business?

If you are a business working for the DoD, you are probably already familiar with the CMMC compliance regulation that is set to roll out by 2026. Before beginning the compliance process, however, companies need to prove adherence to NIST 800-171 guidelines.