What Is NIST800-171/CMMC Framework?
NIST800-171 is a standard required by the federal government for any contractor or sub-contractor that handles and processes Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This requirement is mandatory before any company can get into a contract with the Department of Defense, GSA, and NASA.
Due to the low compliance rates among contractors, the government came up with Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (CMMC) certification. This is a tiered certification program that the government uses to audit compliance to security requirements. The accreditation has five levels (level 1 through to 5), covering everything from basic information guarding to protect against advanced persistent threats. It builds on NIST800-171, DFARS 252.204-7021, and clarifies gray areas in earlier security certifications.
Our NIST800-171/CMMC framework provides the pathway towards achieving the certification. It provides the tools to perform a full NIST800-171 audit, generate SPRS (Supplier Performance Risk System) scores, and create a security plan of action and milestones. Additionally, it includes a set of guidelines and best practices to comply with the regulatory requirement.
Do CMMC Requirements Apply to MSPs?
MSPs (Managed Service Providers) play an essential role in the functioning and security of cloud computing platforms. They design the systems, oversee daily operations, and protect them from various threats on behalf of their clients. Besides, they come into contact with their customer’s information as it moves to and from the cloud or is processed via cloud-based applications. Therefore, they are part and parcel of the NIST800-171/CMMC compliance undertaking.
Being CMMC compliant ensures that they play their part in ensuring that their customers follow all the guidelines as set by the standard. Even when the MSP does not come into contact with the client information, understanding the standard’s requirements enables them to put the framework in place to empower their customers to comply with the set requirements.
Benefits of Using Narmada for NIST800-171/CMMC Compliance
Narmada is a perfect partner in your journey to meeting the CMMC compliance requirements. First, we have built a reputation for quality technology audit systems that are accurate and easy to use. We believe that the ability to carry out a comprehensive security review is vital to detecting issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
We also implement out-of-the-box templates that are specific to the NIST800-171/CMMC standard. Therefore, you do not beat around the bush when auditing your network infrastructure. Our team also regularly delivers the new best practices for the standard, eliminating the need to research them. Additionally, you can carry out security audits across various sites and clients who do business with you using our system.
Soon your clients may not be able to apply for DoD contracts without the CMMC certification. The certification process involves various software security procedures, infrastructural changes, and a cultural change for the organization and your suppliers. Fortunately, Narmada is at hand to take you through the certification process and ensure continued compliance. It also enables fast, accurate, and timely cybersecurity audits for speedy action.
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