Things to know before preparing for CMMC Level 3 Readiness

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification has become a necessity for businesses wanting to work on government contracts. There is a whole process to achieve cybersecurity maturity that DoD has to follow. To get Level 3 certification, a business must formally record and manage three procedures. These procedures are applicable to all 17 CMMCs. For each of the 17 CMMC domainsĀ CMMC consulting VA Beach, write a high-level policy description. You can choose to generate 17 individual documents or a single complete document by combining the policy statements.

In this blog, we will look into the policy statement format for CMMC level 3 readiness.

1. Purpose – a concise statement of the document’s aim

This policy, for instance, specifies the criteria for securing and auditing access to any organization’s IT systems and data assets.

2. Scope – who is this policy statement applicable to?

This rule applies to all employees, contractors, and suppliers who manage and administer a DoD’s systems and networks and those in charge of developing and executing access control methods within the IT organization.

3. Assign important duties connected with the policy, such as creating policy requirements, implementing the policy, administering the policy, and generating and updating procedure and method documentation.

4. Policy Statement – a high-level declaration that describes how the organization will apply the domain and related activities.

5. Signature of the executive authorizing the policy statement

Practices

Create a comprehensive description for each of the 130 domain policy implementation techniques. The CMMC cybersecurity evaluator should be able to see how the company uses people resources, policies, procedures, and tools, and tech to adopt, manage, monitor, and present on the practice.

The C3PAO is needed to gather two types of Objective Data to verify a practice during CMMC cybersecurity accreditation. It may only acquire this information from someone who is “currently doing the process or practice being reviewed.” As a result, while writing your accounts, select at least one person who is actively participating in the practice and name them as the C3PAO’s Subject Matter Expert. In addition, keep track of any artifacts that serve as Objective Evidence for what you’ve written (e.g., monitors, management information, administrative procedures, service issues, changelogs, desktop screenshots, etc.).

Plan your resources

Create a resource strategy that outlines how Domain rules and security practices will be delivered. The Plan must address the enterprise security program’s strategic level goals, along with a stated mission, cyberspace goals and objectives, cybersecurity standards and duties (e.g., legislative, regulatory, contractual), and key stakeholders’ roles. The Strategy must also include the available materials allotted to each Domain policy’s execution. Staffing, practices and systems, tools and technology, and 3rd-party infrastructure management should all be included in the resource allocation.

After accomplishing the four stages outlined here, your company will be able to begin a cost-effective external 3rd-party evaluation that will bring real value to your CMMC Level 3 accreditation initiatives.