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Protecting the Defense Industrial Base with CMMC and DFARS Compliance

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the latest cybersecurity framework created to protect sensitive defense information. This model requires companies to demonstrate a minimum level of cybersecurity readiness based on their roles in the defense supply chain. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) mandate also requires companies to meet certain cybersecurity standards to protect sensitive information. 

Both CMMC and DFARS compliance are critical requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors to continue working with the government. Failure to meet these standards can result in contract termination, fines, or legal action. 

Navigating the complexities of these compliance requirements can be challenging for small and mid-market DoD contractors. However, there are solutions available that can make compliance more manageable. 

Supply Chain Risk Assessments 

One of the critical requirements of both CMMC and DFARS is the assessment of the supply chain risk. This assessment is necessary to ensure that sensitive defense information is protected from unauthorized access or theft. Supply chain risk assessments identify potential vulnerabilities and recommend actions to mitigate them. 

Business Unit Readiness Assessment 

A business unit readiness assessment evaluates a company’s current cybersecurity posture and identifies gaps that need to be addressed to meet CMMC and DFARS requirements. This assessment includes an analysis of policies, procedures, controls, and other factors that affect cybersecurity readiness. 

Cyber Compliance Remediation Services 

If a company fails to meet CMMC or DFARS standards, cyber compliance remediation services can help bring them up to speed. Remediation services include the identification of gaps, the development of an action plan to address them, and the implementation of necessary changes. 

CMMC Readiness Assessments 

CMMC readiness assessments evaluate a company’s current cybersecurity readiness and provide recommendations on how to improve. These assessments cover all the requirements of the CMMC framework and provide a comprehensive roadmap for compliance. 

Remediation Services 

If a company is found to be non-compliant with CMMC requirements, remediation services can help bring them back into compliance. These services include the identification of gaps, the development of an action plan, and the implementation of necessary changes to ensure compliance. 

Cyber Compliance as a Service 

Cyber compliance as a service (CCaaS) is a comprehensive solution that provides ongoing cybersecurity support to help companies maintain CMMC and DFARS compliance. CCaaS includes regular assessments, monitoring, and support to ensure that companies are always meeting the required cybersecurity standards. 

At Planet Technology, we specialize in helping DoD contractors throughout the U.S. navigate the complexities of DFARS, NIST 800-171, and now CMMC. Our solutions include supply chain risk assessments, business unit readiness assessments, cyber compliance remediation services, CMMC readiness assessments, remediation services, and cyber compliance as a service. 

We understand the challenges that small and mid-market DoD contractors face in meeting these compliance requirements. Our solutions are designed to help companies stay on top of these requirements and ensure that they continue to work with the government. 

Contact us today to learn more about our CMMC and DFARS compliance solutions and how we can help protect your organization and sensitive defense information. 

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