Trustwave can help organizations go beyond basic cyber hygiene to achieve and continue to serve their maturity goals for security, specific CMMC compliance levels, and procure them in DoD contracts Unlike CMMC 1.0, CMMC 2.0 requires organizations whose contracts recommend compliance with CMMC 2.0 Level 2 and participation in “priority acquisitions” to undergo third party evaluations to obtain CMMC 2.0 certification and to be re-evaluated every three years. Companies participating in “non-priority acquisitions” in CMMC 2.0 Level 2 plus all organizations in CMMC Level 1 can demonstrate that they comply through an annual self-assessment with confirmation of managerial leadership. The five levels of cyber security maturity are an essential factor in protecting confidential information from IT risks and cyber attacks.
CBP is a solution to respond efficiently and cost-effectively to the CMMC CA.4.163 requirement. If a company agrees to access the Ministry of Defense and use evaluation-related data, the Ministry of Defense intends to store that information in eMASS CMMC 2.0 is the next version of the department’s CMMC cybersecurity model.
In this context, practices will measure the technical activities necessary to meet a particular capacity requirement, while processes will measure the expiration of a company’s processes. Evaluators provide planned evaluations, assess security strengths and weaknesses, and determine whether the company needs requirements for potential levels of cyber security maturity. Level 1 is the most basic, while level 5 is the most advanced maturity level. The Ministry of Defense defines the levels required by a contractor based on the data managed in the contract. To obtain certification for each level, you must meet specific requirements through the collaboration of different cybersecurity components.
Specifically for CMMC, Trustwave is one of the few cybersecurity companies to provide a comprehensive range of security lifecycle services, from consulting to managed tests and services. Other MSSPs only perform a certain configuration management (compliance as a service), non-detection and response of managed threats. After that, the launch of CMMC will accelerate to approximately 7,500 companies in 2022, rising to approximately 50,000 in 2025. The entire supply chain of the Ministry of Defense is expected to be CMMC certified by 2026. Companies must continue to comply with current DFARS regulations, while the two sets of requirements coexist.
The CMMC specifically establishes different five-level cybersecurity processes and practices, each of which is cumulative, meaning that companies and organizations must demonstrate that they are at the previous level before they achieve the following. It is an important reason why the Ministry of Defense has developed the certification of the cyber security maturity model, which aims to improve cybersecurity practices both at the Ministry of Defense and at the DIB Certification is not just any hoop: it is a critical part of your work as a contractor in the industrial defense base supply chain. Technology, practices, people and operation must be aligned with this important security model. Compliance rewards also contribute to your business with better security, better resources and a more mature overall cybersecurity attitude.
Most contractors require level 3 certification to qualify for a federal contract. These organizations include small businesses, supply chains, foreign suppliers and manufacturers who supply articles to the Ministry of Defense. Any contractor wishing to do business with the Ministry of Defense must at least meet the basic CMMC requirements of CMMC It requires organizations to implement a mechanism to proactively optimize their security practices. Level 5 certified organizations must have a proactive and advanced cyber security approach. Companies must guarantee the protection of CUI against APTs, but with more sophistication and depth.