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Meet Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 is the most recent update to NIST SP 800-171. The CMMC establishes five certification levels that reflect the maturity and reliability of a company’s cybersecurity infrastructure to safeguard sensitive government information on contractors’ systems. The five levels are tiered and build upon each other’s technical requirements. Each level requires compliance with the lower-level requirements and institutionalization of additional processes to implement specific cybersecurity-based practices.

Columbia Advisory Group Security Practice is founded on the three pillars of an effective Information Security Program:  Governance, Risk Management and Compliance while simultaneously educating our customers to prevent avoidable risks in the future.

Under CMMC, a contractor must be certified to be eligible to bid on, win or participate on a government contract.  Without a valid Cyber Maturity Model Certification, the prime contract and/or any subcontractors will be ineligible to win or participate  in United States Department of Defense contracts.  Unlike previous requirements to be NIST SP 800-171 compliant, under CMMC the contractor can NOT self-certify.

Columbia Advisory Group’s Managed Cybersecurity program is based on the CMMC standard and accelerates your organizations ability to implement the necessary safeguards and comply with the CMMC 2.0 requirements without disrupting business continuity.

CMMC Compliance

Columbia Advisory Group’s program provides DoD contractors with a consolidated way to manage all CMMC requirements.

  • Design: Conduct a detailed gap assessment to identify shortfalls and required actions to satisfy your CMMC compliance requirements.
  • Implement: Develop a step-by-step implementation plan and roadmap to quickly get you to a fully compliant and mature state.
  • Manage: Provide continuous monitoring and compliance management services to keep you audit-ready 24/7/365.
  • Report: Supply on-demand reporting so you can promptly demonstrate your compliance to internal and external stakeholders.
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More than Compliance Readiness

Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services will not only take you through the compliance readiness process but also ensures your organizations abides by regulatory requirements, certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against security standards and cyber-insurance renewals.
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real time.

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