JAISON Solutions, LLC is a provisional third party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) nominated by the CMMC Accrediting Board (CMMC-AB).
What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the latest verification method put in place by the Department of Defense (DoD). The goal of the CMMC is to implement an appropriate level of cybersecurity readiness across the supply chain of the defense industrial base (DIB). The DIB supply chain includes more than 300,000 companies, all of which are responsible for protecting unclassified information (CUI) under the CMMC.
DoD is committed to developing and requiring a consolidated Cybersecurity standard to identify required security practices and controls throughout the DoD Acquisition process.
CMMC will define 5 levels of cybersecurity readiness, which all US DoD contracts will invoke on the DIB supply chain. It is estimated that over 300,000 DIB contractors will be affected throughout the 3 to 5 year roll-out, with most requiring a Level 1 through Level 3 certification.
The various levels of CMMC include increasing levels of practices focused on the handling of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). These levels are based on the sensitivity of the information to be protected and the associated range of threats that may be encountered. The processes and practices come from various existing cybersecurity standards and frameworks including ISO 27001, NIST 800-171, and others.
As with other cybersecurity standards, CMMC is organized in to domains:
Access ControlAsset ManagementAudit & AccountabilityAwareness & TrainingConfiguration ManagementIdentification & AuthenticationIncident ResponseMaintenanceMedia ProtectionPersonnel SecurityPhysical ProtectionRecoveryRisk ManagementSecurity AssessmentSituational AwarenessSystem & Communications ProtectionSystem & Information Integrity
Learn about the timeline, education and certification of organizations providing the assessments and training for your company.
CMMC Overview Standards conversation with Regan Edens.