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Lark Security is a CMMC Registered Provider Organization (CMMC RPO) – certified to provide advice, consulting and recommendations for organizations preparing for CMMC Certification.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a standard released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in November 2020. The standard aims to regulate and improve cybersecurity practices within the Defense Department and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) ecosystem; thereby ensuring the implementation of appropriate cybersecurity processes and practices to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in unclassified networks.
CMMC enforces the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST 800-171) frameworks. There are 5 CMMC Maturity Levels – The level an entity needs to achieve depends on the information they handle and the type of access they have. The DoD will also specify which CMMC level is required in Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Of the 5 levels, Level 1 is the lowest (showing basic cyber maturity); while level 5 is the highest (showing advanced/ progressive cyber maturity).
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- Equivalent to all practices in the Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FARS)
Good Cyber Hygiene
- Compliant with FARS
- Compliant with NIST SP 800-17 R1
- Includes an additional 20 practices to support good cyber hygiene
Proactive Cyber Hygiene
Advanced/Progressive Cyber Hygiene
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Lark Security CMMC Gap Assessment/ Adoption Plan
A CMMC Adoption Plan is the best first step towards achieving certification and securing contracts with the DOD. During this first phase, Lark Security helps you identify the networks that possess, store or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or Federal Contract Information (FCI).
We offer a comprehensive service which clarifies the impact of CMMC to an organization and the specific requirements and resource allocations necessary to start implementing controls, budgeting and planning ahead. This solution provides a roadmap of internal and external tasks that organizations can start doing today in preparation to successfully adopt CMMC and meet the Department of Defense (DOD) Cybersecurity Assessment Requirements. The final deliverable is a CMMC Adoption Plan which prioritizes the different obligations that need to be addressed over a period of time; considering a company’s specific gaps, available resources and budget.
The Lark Security CMMC solution includes the following services
CMMC Impact Analysis
Understand CMMC, how it impacts your business and the type of information you need to protect.
CMMC Requirement Levels
Identify which CMMC Level you need and the requirements for compliance.
CMMC Gap Analysis
CMMC Adoption Plan
CMMC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a CMMC RPO?
CMMC Registered Provider Organization (CMMC-RPOs) are authorized by the CMMC-AB to provide advice, consulting and recommendations for organizations preparing for CMMC Certification. Lark Security is a CMMC RPO and can help your organization start preparing for a successful CMMC assessment today.
What is CMMC?
CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. CMMC is a cybersecurity standard released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in November 2020. The standard ensures that the Defense Department and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) ecosystem improve their cybersecurity practices in a standardized manner.
Who needs CMMC?
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a requirement for all defense contractors.
What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)?
CUI relates to any sensitive information that Federal Regulations, Laws or Government Policy require or permit executive branch agencies to protect. This information includes both information created and possessed by the government and information created or possessed by an entity on behalf of the government.
Who does CMMC apply to?
CMMC is applicable to DIB contractors whose unclassified networks possess, store or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or Federal Contract Information (FCI).
What is CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB)?
CMMC-AB is an independent organization authorized to operationalize CMMC in accordance with the requirements of the DoD. CMMC-AB authorizes and accredits both CMMC Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) and CMMC Assessors and Instructors Certification Organizations (CAICOs).
What is a CMMC Third Party Organization (C3PAO)?
C3PAOs are authorized to conduct CMMC assessments across DIB companies’ unclassified networks. Following an assessment, the C3PAO issues the appropriate CMMC Certificate.
What are the CMMC Certification Levels?
There are 5 CMMC Maturity Levels – the level an entity needs to achieve depends on the information they handle and the type of access they have. Of the 5 levels, Level 1 is the lowest (showing basic maturity); while level 5 is the highest (showing advanced/ progressive maturity).
Which CMMC Level do l need?
During the Gap Assessment, Lark Security will work with you to determine which CMMC Level you require. Contact us now to discuss your solution.
The DoD will also specify which CMMC level is required in Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
How long is a CMMC Certificate Valid?
A CMMC Certificate is valid for 3 Years.
What is DFARS?
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is an expansion of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements. DFARS provides minimum cybersecurity requirements to contractors doing business with the DoD and makes up Level 1 of the CMMC.
What is NIST 800-171?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST 800-171) aims to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal systems and organizations. Any non-federal system or organization that stores, processes or transmits CUI must comply with NIST 800-171. The standard was developed after the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) was passed. Achieving CMMC Level 3 verifies that an entity is compliant with both DFARS and NIST 800-171.
About Lark Security
Lark Security is the leading provider of Cybersecurity Audit Readiness Solutions. The company is dedicated to helping organizations build, improve and manage resilient cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive data, comply with industry regulations and provide competitive advantage. Lark Security is recognized as a trusted and experienced advisor for audit readiness solutions to comply with HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, CMMC, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP.
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