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Certification Assistant streamlines the implementation of practices and processes necessary for accurate self-assessment and evidence collection while paving the way to CMMC-certification success.
This secure SaaS (software as a service) product helps companies satisfy cybersecurity compliance and certification requirements for both NIST 800-171 and CMMC. Certification Assistant provides a step-by-step, comprehensive workflow that’s self-guided and intuitive.
Face the challenge with confidence.
As the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies tighten standards for cybersecurity across the defense industrial base (DIB) supply chain, organizations that do business with the U.S. government (even indirectly) are faced with intensifying scrutiny of their risk management practices. The coexistence of CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and NIST 800-171 represents a fresh and more complex challenge to contractor operations. This is particularly meaningful for suppliers handling sensitive information that has safeguarding requirements by law, otherwise known as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
Certification Assistant enables suppliers to understand each control, and the tools, processes, and policies needed to satisfy them in order to achieve full compliance. Moreover, because CMMC Level 3 is built on NIST 800-171, Certification Assistant provides a bridge to prepare for CMMC Level 3 certification.
Reduce the resource and operational burdens that accompany complex, dynamic regulatory requirements for cybersecurity. Certification Assistant helps by:
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A mid-sized supplier has self-attested to NIST 800-171 compliance and is now attempting to comply with requirements to achieve CMMC Level 3.
Challenge: Achieving NIST 800-171 compliance is a significant achievement in itself, and one made easier with Certification Assistant. As CMMC becomes the new norm, DoD suppliers must deal with existing contracts requiring NIST 800-171, and new contracts requiring CMMC certification. Suppliers will need assurance that existing efforts to maintain 800-171 documentation and compliance are not duplicated with the new CMMC certification requirements.
Solution: With Certification Assistant, existing and ongoing efforts for NIST 800-171 controls are mapped to their corresponding CMMC controls. For example, Certification Assistant’s Access Control 3.1.1 is mapped to CMMC Level 1, Access Control 1.001. The supplier answers this control in Certification Assistant, and meets the criteria for both NIST 800-171 and CMMC. There’s no duplication of effort.
Certification Assistant is an uncomplicated solution that helps businesses in the DIB manage and meet cybersecurity requirements stipulated by the DoD.
Applying a wizard-like user experience, Certification Assistant features include:
Certification Assistant offers the flexibility of tiered options to accommodate different CMMC compliance levels. Each tier includes a dashboard and reporting for risk and compliance attributes and accommodates evidence and artifact uploading.
You can upgrade to Certification Assistant Standard or Premium at any time. So get started now on the road to all CMMC certification levels with Certification Assistant Lite.
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