What is the difference between 800-171 and CMMC?
Unlike NIST SP 800-171, the CMMC model possesses five levels. Each level consists of practices and processes as well as those specified in lower levels.
In addition to assessing a company’s implementation of cybersecurity practices, the CMMC will also assess the company’s institutionalization of cybersecurity processes.
The CMMC has not certified any Assessors yet. But we are closely following the developments with the governing body and help prepare for future CMMC based contracts.
Simple 6 Step process.
NIST has provided simple 6 step process to become 800-171 compliant:
We have over decades of experience preparing for a successful Assessment & Authorization (A&A). If you are one of the sub-contractors for any Federal Government contracts that is required to meet certain NIST controls, we can help you prepare passing the Cybersecurity Assessment (usually called A&A). This is a crucial step in getting accreditation of your products and services before implementation. A successful A&A gets your product Authorization To Operate (ATO). Getting denied for an ATO will hit your bottom line – profit margin.
We breathe NIST Risk Management Framework. Let us worry about the Cybersecurity part and have a peace of mind.
Do you know the state of your IT Assets? Are the IT Service providers doing what they agreed to do?
We can verify that for you. We go to your organization and evaluate several aspects relating to Cybersecurity. If any part of your business touches Cybersecurity, we will assess that area. We are trained professionals to spot Cybersecurity weakness in any organization. We assess and pin point the risks involved in Cybersecurity. In addition, we provide unbiased recommendations on how to mitigate the risks.
FBI: In 2020 American public lost $4.3 billion
Read the FBI report on 2020 Cybercrimes. Most of the complaints that FBI received are for ‘phishing’ related crimes. We have customized ‘phishing exercises’ and ‘Cybersecurity Awareness Training’ to train your employees. These training also provide compliance for major Cybersecurity standards and frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and many others.
How secure is your website?
Whether you are hosting your own website or using a third party hosting services, they web site security isn’t built in. We have Subject Matter Experts (SME) who can use special tools to identify top 10 vulnerabilities recommended by Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). If your primary medium of revenue is from the website, perform an assessment to have a peace of mind.
How can you tell if your IT department is non-compliant?
We understand that small and medium businesses operate on a tight budget, that is why we tailor our IT audit to fit small to medium business needs. We don’t charge as the big 4 audit companies. We tell the truth as it is and provide vendor independent recommendations. We recommend controls (safeguards) and solutions that would limit your risk exposure. With strategically placed controls and transferring residual risk to ‘insurance companies’, you can focus on your profit margin.