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The CyberAB - CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) - 2022-09-23

As a Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), CyberNINES Can Help You Achieve CMMC Compliance

The Department of Defense (DoD) created its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in order to protect its data, given that much of the work on DoD projects is done by non-government contractors. The DoD recently released the proposed rule for CMMC 2.0, which streamlines and simplifies the original program (1.0), while expanding its requirements to include subcontractors on DoD projects. So, if your company is a direct (prime) contractor on DoD projects or if you subcontract with another company that is a prime DoD contractor, and you work with sensitive government data (Controlled Unclassified Information [CUI]), you must comply with CMMC requirements. For the vast majority of contractors, this will require certification by an authorized CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO).

CyberNINES is here to help you with that! We were one of the first companies in the Wisconsin and Minnesota region to become an authorized C3PAO—and the 26th in the country—and we have the knowledge and expertise to help you gain the certification you need.

  • NIST 800-171 Readiness Assessments
  • Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessments (JSVA)
  • NIST 800-171 Control Sampling
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NIST 800-171 Assessment

NIST SP 800-171 Readiness Assessments

To help your organization on your journey toward CMMC Level 2 certification, CyberNINES offers the NIST SP 800-171 Readiness Assessment. Our Readiness Assessment will determine your compliance to NIST SP 800-171 and evaluate your readiness for both the CMMC Voluntary Assessment and eventually the CMMC Level 2 Certification Assessment.

Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA)

Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA)

As an authorized C3PAO, CyberNINES can submit your company for a JSVA by the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC). The JSVA program is a joint C3PAO/DIBCAC assessment, enabling active DIB contractors to undergo a DIBCAC NIST SP 800-171 assessment resulting in a DIBCAC High Assessment score submitted to the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). When the final CMMC 2.0 rule is released, CyberNINES will be able to issue a client a CMMC Level 2 certificate if the client achieves a score of 110. Thus the JSVA is an important step toward certifying your compliance and securing your DoD contracts.

NIST 800-171Control Sampling

Not sure if your company is ready for the NIST 800-171 Assessment or a Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA)? CyberNINES offers NIST 800-171 Control Sampling, a preparatory exercise to help you prepare for formal assessment.

CyberNINES offers a partial NIST SP 800-171 Assessment composed of an assessment sampling of 20 Controls. This sampling is being provided to determine if a company's CMMC preparation activities will be in compliance with NIST SP 800-171, as performed by a CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). This will be an objective sampling that simulates an actual C3PAO CMMC Level 2 Assessment for 20 of the 110 NIST Controls.

 This exercise will allow a company to determine the effectiveness of their CMMC readiness efforts. No consulting services will be provided by CyberNINES as part of this agreement due to the possibility that CyberNINES will eventually perform the actual CMMC Level 2 Assessment.






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