Tips to Prepare for a First Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Assessment

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Preparing for a CMMC Assessment

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) is a unified cybersecurity standard for Department of Defense (“DoD”) acquisitions, aimed at securing the Defense Industrial Base (“DIB”) supply chain. This standard is required for all defense contractors and subcontractors wishing to do business with the DoD.

Neal Beggan, a Principal in Cherry Bekaert’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Practice, selected as one of the first Provisional Assessors nationwide by the CMMC Accreditation Body, recently wrote an article on how to prepare for a CMMC assessment published in National Defense, NDIA’s Business and Technology Magazine. The key to success is readiness and preparing for a CMMC may take longer than many companies realize. Read the full article to learn more.

As a CMMC Registered Practitioner Organization (“RPO”), Cherry Bekaert helps Organizations Seeking Certification (“OSC”) navigate the CMMC, as well as related DFARS and NIST certifications, to prepare for a CMMC assessment. As a Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (“C3PAO”), Cherry Bekaert can complete assessments for certification for CMMC Maturity Levels 1 – 3.

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