Cybersecurity Model Maturity Certification (CMMC)

What is CMMC?

The Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program began its phased roll out in 2021.

CMMC ensures that companies participating in the Defense Industrial Base have appropriate cybersecurity practices and processes in place to protect Controlled Unclassified Information and Federal Contract Information.

CMMC certification will soon be required of all contractors (prime, sub, third party suppliers) in order for them to be awarded or renew a DOD contract. It is also likely to be adopted by numerous other governmental organizations.

What does CMMC mean for your organization?

• No self-attestation and self-reporting. CMMC assessments must be conducted by Certified Assessors (CA) affiliated with a C3PAO. Organizations are not allowed to self-assess and report compliance.

• No more Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMs): CMMC requirements are pass-fail and cannot be satisfied by a POAM that promises to address a requirement in the future. All CMMC practices and process must be satisfied to achieve certification.

• CMMC Compliance must be achieve and maintained: Organizations must meet and maintain CMMC Level that is commensurate with the sensitivity of the information they access.

What level CMMC certification does your company require?

Organizations must determine which CMMC certification level they require based on the types of Department of Defense (“DOD”) contracts they would like to pursue. DOD will assign a CMMC maturity level (Level 1-5) for each solicitation issued.

The CMMC maturity level of an organization must be validated by a certified independent auditor, called a C3PAO. Organizations will only be able to participate in solicitations for which they have achieved the required CMMC maturity level certification.

Why is Alta IRM the best compliance platform to automate your CMMC Certification Compliance?

Alta Integrated Risk Management (“IRM”) is a modern Cloud SaaS Compliance Platform that robustly automates the CMMC compliance process. Alta has been adopted by numerous highly qualified independent assessment firms. Alta enables your organization to become CMMC compliant quickly and stay compliant efficiently and cost-effectively.

Alta IRM was beta tested throughout 2020, honed, and released 2021, ready to meet the challenges of CMMC and today’s market place that demands an integrated approach to risk management.

Some of the key benefits of Alta are that it:

  • Empowers organizations to determine their required CMMC Certification Level (1-5)

  • Performs an automated gap analysis to determine CMMC compliance posture

  • Generates a System Security Plan that details compliance with CMMC practices and processes

  • Provides solutions to help remediate non-compliance (e.g., deploys solutions, updates policies and procedures, alter existing configurations, etc.)

  • Helps customers retain a C3PAO CMMC certified auditor and complete an independent evaluation rapidly and cost effectively

  • Ensures continued compliance with evolving requirements (e.g., update documentation, processes, procedures and file required reports)

  • Automatically cross populates data between 800+ customizable compliance standards (e.g., FEDRAMP, HIPPA, PCI) – eliminating duplicative efforts and saving your organization time and money

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What our clients are saying about us…

“The Cask Compliance Assessment Tool (CAT) is powered by IIT’s ‘Alta Integrated Risk Management’ software platform.  Alta IRM was extremely useful in helping Cask Government Services prepare for and successfully become the 3rd Authorized CP3AO. Alta enabled CASK to integrate existing CMMC workflows, organize and immediately access a range of data and automate CMMC compliance tasks. We are looking forward to a terrific partnership with Information and Infrastructure Technologies (IIT)!”

Stacy High-Brinkley
Vice President, Compliance Solutions and Services
CASK Government Services