5 Steps To Start Preparing for CMMC 2.0, NIST Rev 2 & 3, and Beyond
As the transition to CMMC 2.0 progresses and with NIST Rev3 coming down the line,it’s essential for your business to be proactive in the journey to compliance. Here are some guidelines to help prepare and stay on the right path.
Determine the type of government data your company accesses; this will pinpoint the exact compliance level needed.
Secure an audit from a registered practitioner for an accurate assessment of your cybersecurity standing and compliance requirements.
Establish a roadmap to address any unmet CMMC 2.0 or NIST criteria.
Set up a practical timeline, considering both your financial and operational constraints, to ensure timely compliance.
Select an IT service provider well-versed in DoD contracts, possessing a registered CMMC practitioner certification, and knowledgeable about CMMC 2.0 and NIST guidelines.
Key Resources To Help You Prepare for Your Compliance Journey
We’ve gathered a collection of resources to assist you in designing your systems.
- The list of essential official guidelines from the DoD
- Details on the significance of the assessment process from the CMMC Accreditation Body (Cyber-AB)
- Insights from the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) on how the assessments are conducted
- DFARS Cybersecurity FAQs: Integrating DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST SP 800-171, and CMMC
Your clients, vendors and employees rely on you to protect their data.
As compliance requirements progress, there’s a growing emphasis on strengthening cybersecurity measures, particularly within the DIB. NIST 800-171 Rev. 3 isn’t merely an update—it’s a pivotal tool that might transform your compliance strategy. Alongside the emerging framework of CMMC 2.0, these standards play a crucial role in forging a fortified and robust supply chain. Whether you’ve achieved compliance or are initiating the process, taking a proactive stance instead of a reactive one is essential.