CMMC Readiness

Compliance is complicated, and not every business needs the same certification level or technology. We take the worry and the hassle out of getting compliance— leaving you more time to focus on growing your business and winning contracts.

Ember Technology team (Emberites) help you to prepare, maintain, and improve your regulatory compliance. Through our compliance management subject matter expertise, methodologies, and tools, we help simplify the complexity of achieving compliance and ease the burden of demonstrating compliance.

Organizations that store, process, or transmit DoD federal contract information (FCI) or controlled unclassified information (CUI) are required to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the new DoD standard for handling FCI and CUI in non-government systems. Only organizations that have achieved the DoD-specified CMMC level designated in defense contracts will be considered for the contract award.

CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization™ authorized by the CMMC-AB to provide consulting services to government contractors and other companies in preparation for their CMMC assessments. We’ll help you identify the federal information you hold that might qualify as CUI, show you what you need to do to follow and enforce the requirements and practices specified in the CMMC model

The CMMC Readiness Assessment

The first step towards certification is for the OSC to get a third-party Readiness Assessment completed This will provide an accurate status of where the OSC stand, this will help understand how close, or how far away, OSC is from meeting the minimum requirements outlined in the appropriate CMMC Level. The Readiness Assessment is designed to discover inadequate system setups and processes that may not meet all of the required controls. Taking a close look at a company’s network and procedures is the first step to ensuring compliance.

Know Your CMMC Level

Determine whether your organization is a Level 1, 2 or 3 organization. Levels are assigned to organizations based on the risk they pose to the DoD and its mission.

Assess

We conduct a thorough gap analysis and compare your current network with the NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC requirements. This reveals areas to address for compliance.

Evaluate Your Current Compliance:

If you are a DoD contractor who poses a risk to CUI you already have obligations to self-assess to NIST Special Publications 800-171. Additionally, CISO of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition urges all contractors to achieve Level 1 compliance now. An independent gap assessment will help you understand your current-state compliance.

Evaluate Your Risk

For cybersecurity maturity Level 2, and 3 organizations, CMMC requires a risk assessment.

Plan

We prepare a System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan-of-Action & Milestones (POAM) based on the analysis. This serves as documented evidence to show you're working toward compliance.

Implement

We help you implement the suggestions based on the POAM. The solutions can vary -- from something as simple as implementing multi-factor authentication to updating infrastructure.

Benefits of CMMC Readiness Assessment

Contractors and sub-contractors can take a proactive approach to CMMC compliance by engaging with a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner Organization™ (RPO) to conduct a CMMC Readiness Assessment based on the latest version of CMMC. Leveraging an independent partner’s assessment experience and expertise to guide your strategic CMMC goals will help your organization avoid pitfalls related to complex requirements, while giving you a fresh perspective of your policies and processes.

A CMMC Readiness Assessment Will:

  • Give your organization a competitive edge in new and recurring bids for DoD contracts.
  • Prepare your organization to meet upcoming CMMC requirements; and
  • Mature your cybersecurity program to complement evolving organizational needs and business objectives.