Exostar’s Certification Assistant: Simplifying Your Path to NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC Compliance

Streamline your NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC assessment journey with Exostar’s Certification Assistant.

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Compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity standards can be complex and time-consuming. This is where Exostar’s Certification Assistant comes in. It is a user-friendly, cloud-based tool designed to streamline the cybersecurity self-assessment process in alignment with NIST Special Publication 800-171 and CMMC 2.0. Certification Assistant simplifies your compliance journey and provides a secure space for conducting assessments, managing improvements, and maintaining compliance. 

With the Certification Assistant, you can: 

  • Streamline your CMMC/NIST Basic Assessment 
  • Calculate your SPRS score 
  • Generate your System Security Plan (SSP) with a click 
  • Develop efficient Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs) 

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CMMC/NIST Workshops and Webinars

Stay ahead in DoD contracting and join us as we discuss the ever-evolving CMMC/NIST compliance requirements and solutions to help your organization stay competitive.

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Understanding the Importance of SPRS Score 

In today’s DoD contracting environment, your SPRS (Supplier Performance Risk System) score is more crucial than ever. As an organization serving the DoD, compliance with NIST SP 800-171 and an accurate SPRS score are essential to secure your contracts and reputation.  

When evaluating contract bids, contracting officers have been advised by the Department of Defense to refer to SPRS scores for risk assessment. These scores now carry significant importance in the decision-making process for awarding contracts. Having an accurate and high SPRS score can give your organization an advantage over others in the competition. On the other hand, if you fail to maintain an accurate score, you may face penalties and the risk of losing the contract. 

Certification Assistant can guide you through this process, providing a clear pathway toward improving your SPRS score. 

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Understanding CMMC 2.0 and NIST SP 800-171 

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape necessitates stringent standards for businesses dealing with sensitive information. CMMC 2.0 and NIST SP 800-171 represent these rigorous standards designed to ensure the cybersecurity hygiene of companies operating within the DIB. Whether you’re a prime contractor or a subcontractor, understanding and adhering to these standards is crucial for maintaining and winning DoD contracts.

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The Exostar CMMC Ready Suite: Your Comprehensive Compliance Solution

The imminent implementation of CMMC 2.0 further emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive compliance approach. Exostar’s CMMC Ready Suite, including Exostar’s Managed Microsoft 365, Certification Assistant, and PolicyPro, supports you throughout this journey, helping you strengthen your SPRS score and remain compliant with evolving requirements.

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Managed Microsoft 365

Exostar’s Managed Microsoft 365

We have supercharged Microsoft 365, a tool you know and trust, with the cybersecurity features necessary to meet DoD requirements for storing, processing, and transmitting CUI, support secure and trusted collaboration with your partners, and protect your intellectual property. We ease NIST SP 800-171 compliance complexity by implementing 85 of its 110 controls out of the box within our secure environment.

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Certification Assistant

Confidently complete your self-assessment against NIST SP 800-171 controls, auto-calculate your SPRS (Supplier Performance Risk System) score (as required by DFARS 7019), generate your SSP (System Security Plan) and POA&Ms (Plan of Actions and Milestones) all in one secure place.

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Exostar PolicyPro

Create, document, and maintain the required NIST SP 800-171 policies. With PolicyPro Builder, you can choose from our template library and establish robust policies that enhance your compliance status, or bring your existing policies up to snuff using our artificial intelligence engine.

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Basic Assessment Service for NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC 2.0 

Receive a third-party NIST SP 800-171/CMMC assessment and gap analysis and walk away with a submission-ready NIST SP 800-171 Basic Assessment including your SSP, POA&Ms, and SPRS score.

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