Tempe, Ariz., December 1, 2021 – “Recent news of sweeping changes to the CMMC certification program are leaving many questions unanswered, particularly when it comes to the starting point, Level 1 self-assessments. I’m eager to answer questions on the changes at this stage and provide insights into where you can rest easy and what you need to consider going forward with certification.”- Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT
CMMC 2.0 brings big changes & sighs of relief to many Defense Industrial Base contractors with the ability to conduct self-assessments for Level 1 and a subset of Level 2. While this relieves a heavy burden in many aspects, there’s a flipside to these changes to bear in mind as you continue down the path to certification. Essential changes to self-assessments provide options for contractors, but it’s important to consider what the changes to these assessments really mean to your business. And, with many factors yet to be determined, how do DoD contractors cut through the clutter when it comes to self-assessments and continue the CMMC journey?
Join Snap Tech IT’s CMMC expert, Karl Bickmore, CEO, and Ted Hulsy, for a 30-minute conversation on what has changed & what hasn’t with self-assessments under Level 1 where you’ll learn:
- What a self-assessment looks like under CMMC 2.0
- Options for DoD contractors seeking to complete a self-assessment for Level 1
- Information you’ll need to meet the self-assessment requirement
- Security frameworks DoD contractors will measure against with a self-assessment
- Practical approaches to beginning a self-assessment
This isn’t the time to let your guard down with security compliance. After all, cybersecurity isn’t just an IT challenge, it’s a challenge for all businesses. Get ready with the education you need to achieve compliance and protect critical supply chain data simultaneously.
Snap Tech IT Stands Ready as a Trusted CMMC Partner
Developing cybersecurity maturity to meet regulatory requirements is the foundation of our readiness offerings. With a deep bench of experts with extensive expertise and know-how at the ready, our team is well-versed in helping organizations strengthen their cybersecurity maturity, all while achieving CMMC compliance at the right level that makes sense for your business. Partnering with a CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization ensures a comprehensively vetted provider that is accredited with the CMMC-AB for these types of consulting services.
Snap Tech IT is equipped to help organizations begin their CMMC with:
- Systems Security Plans (SSP)
- Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for NIST 800-171 and CMMC requirements
- Remediation consulting & assistance for identified security gaps
- Compliance, monitoring, & ongoing maintenance in preparation for CMMC audits & formalized incident response
Additionally, Snap Tech IT helps organizations prepare for CMMC accreditation audits and guides organizations in the planning process to achieve the target level of implementation.
CMMC is not only an essential framework for protecting our nation’s assets, but good business practices to reduce organizational risk. We avidly encourage businesses to adopt the cybersecurity maturity framework alongside best practices well in advance of CMMC contract requirements to maximize positive outcomes.
The Department is committed to working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework takes various cybersecurity standards and best practices and maps these controls and processes across several maturity levels that range from basic cyber hygiene to advanced.
For a given CMMC level, the associated practices, and processes, when implemented, will reduce risk against a specific set of cyber threats. The CMMC effort builds upon the existing regulation (DFARS 252.204-7012) by adding a verification component for cybersecurity requirements.
About Snap Tech IT
Led by technology veterans in the industry, Snap Tech IT provides IT management, cybersecurity, cloud services, professional services & data center services for small and medium-sized businesses nationwide, with offices in Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Founded in 2001, Snap Tech IT delivers technology to solve business challenges, coupled with exceptional client experiences that enable businesses to focus on strategy & growth. Snap Tech IT has solved a multitude of technical challenges for clients, from minimizing cybersecurity risk & operational downtime to managing IT roadmaps tailored for client business needs. A dedicated IT partner that believes client success is their success.