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Penacity can assist your business attain CMMC certification through managing your program or assessing you systems.

Penacity is an RPO

Penacity is ready to assist your organization as an MSSP and CSP to implement and oversee your CMMC program.

Penacity is a C3PAO

Penacity was among the first C3PAO organizations to become certified to conduct the CMMC assessment

Penacity is a BMC Provider

Maryland companies get 50% of their costs returned as a tax credit annually on all Penacity Cyber Security Services.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

Penacity is among the first group of companies to be selected as a CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and C3PAO. We offer a suite of CMMC advisory and assessment services to help organizations effective plan and prepare for their CMMC Certification.

CMMC Assessment (C3PAO)

CMMC Pre-Assessment is a review of the organizations System Security Plan (SSP) and other documents to determine the organizations readiness for a CMMC Assessment. We conduct the pre-assessment just like an official CMMC assessment with a certified assessor (CA), our pre-assessment evaluates each practice and process to determine compliance with CMMC standards and in accordance with the CMMC assessment guides. Penacity will provide a pre-assessment report outlining the overall organizational readiness (ready/not ready). All costs associated with a pre-assessment are discounted if the organization decides to proceed with a CMMC Assessment within 60 days.

CMMC assessment achieves certification. This assessment follows the CMMC-AB Assessment Guide to determine the satisfaction and maturity for each practice and process using the CMMC verification criteria. Booz Allen provides a CMMC assessment report and if there are no deficiencies, we’ll issue the appropriate CMMC certificate to your organization for the specified certification boundary. We’ll also submit a copy of the assessment report and CMMC certificate to DOD.

What your organization can do to get ahead while rulemaking for CMMC 2.0 is ongoing:

Voluntarily undergo the new CMMC 2.0 Level 2 certification. The voluntary assessments will be based on NIST SP 800-171 and done in conformance with DIBCAC High methodology. The draft CMMC Interim Rule provides for converting these Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessments to CMMC Level 2 certification when CMMC 2.0 goes into effect.

Implement NIST 800-171 standard across the organization. The Pentagon plans to suspend its CMMC pilot efforts and will not include CMMC requirements in any contracts until the rulemaking efforts are completed. However, organizations complying with NIST 800-171 will continue to be evaluated favorably.

Define policies and procedures. CMMC 2.0 eliminates many documentation requirements associated with the maturity processes at Level 3 and above in v1.2. However, the policies and procedures will continue to play an important role in NIST 800-171 as well as CMMC 2.0.

Self-Attest. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an intent to hold entities or individuals accountable that knowingly misrepresent their cybersecurity practices.

CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

To help organizations prepare for their C3PAO certification, Penacity offers an array of readiness services. Our CMMC-AB certified Registered Practitioners have years of assessment experience and in regulatory compliance. 

Penacity will conduct a CMMC readiness review. A GAP analysis of all CMMC program documentation (e.g., system security plan), verifying required elements (i.e., system boundaries, operating environment, connections, and practice implementation). Penacity uses the same CMMC Assessment Guides a C3PAO will use to review your implementation of the practices to ensure all the assessment objectives are accounted for in the SSP. Additionally, we can review the organization’s artifacts (e.g., policies, procedures) that will be used as evidence to demonstrate the successful implementation. Additional readiness assessment services include:

1. Identify all non-conformities within the CMMC 2.0 framework through a Gap Analysis.
2. Provide actionable steps via a roadmap to close gaps identified.
3. Create a system security plan based on our proprietary templates.
4. Create a Plan of Action and Milestones of all tasks to be conducted for full compliance to CMMC 2.0.
5. Conduct bi-weekly meetings with the RP's to oversee the implementation of your CMMC program.
6. Assist with Supplier Performance Risk System scoring and on-going reporting.

CMMC readiness is more than just achieving compliance by implementing controls. DIB members need to understand the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirements, train their workforces, implement supply chain and “flow down” requirements, and mark and disseminate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in accordance with applicable laws, policy, and contract requirements. Additionally, there are questions on how an organization will maintain its compliance through the development of governance and continuous monitoring programs. We can provide expert advice on these and other issues.

Penacity stands above its competitors because of our ability to bring experts to solve the hardest problems related to the CMMC domains. Examples include:

1. Experts in Incident Response Capability ensure your organization’s incident response program is optimized.
2. Over 20 years experience in accreditation and assessing for NIST, FEDRAMP, DoD RMF, ISO, and PCI-DSS.
3. Penacity serves 100's of company's just like yours to ensure adherence to compliance frameworks.
4. Penacity's SOC and Cloud experts will ensure that your solution is secure and well documented.

Whatever the challenge is, Penacity's RPO's will take your CMMC program to the next level and make sure you’re ready for your C3PAO assessment.

Penacity High Assessed Security Environment (PHASE)

PHASE is Penacity's CMMC 2.0 assessed turnkey solution to accelerate your ability to achieve compliance and certification quicker.

PHASE has already been assessed for CMMC 2.0. Penacity has undergone a DIBCAC High assessment for CMMC 2.0 ML2 certification. This environment allows you to operate your business while handling CUI information on Federal Contracts. All CUI is accessible via PHASE but not removable. You can receive and work on CUI while collaborating in our environment.

PHASE is maintained by Penacity and monitored by our 24/7 SOC. This means the burdens of ensuring the environment meets the rigorous maintenance, vulnerability management, and continuity standards are conducted by Penacity.

PHASE uses the "shared responsibility model" to provide clear guidance on what the security burdens are of your organization. This model allows Penacity to care for the environment thus allowing your organization to inherit most of the CMMC controls. Our security professionals will work with your organization to assist in establishing your SSP.

PHASE grows as your team grows. This allows for your organization to scale and control costs of implementing a fully CMMC 2.0 accredited environment in a turnkey manner.

PHASE qualifies for the Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax (BMC) which saves your organization on 50% of all costs involved with PHASE through a tax credit.

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