NIST, CMMC, and Beyond:
Compliance Support for Cybersecurity Regulations
From NIST to CMMC to RMF, government regulations and requirements related to cybersecurity can be staggering.
Gray Analytics has broad knowledge in ensuring compliance with a variety of government regulations and related cybersecurity requirements. One of the more challenging aspects of regulatory compliance is keeping up with constantly evolving rules and understanding what applies to you. We can help define which regulations are applicable and then help your organization establish compliance.
Our team offers a vast amount of experience wading through a variety of government regulations (e.g., NIST 800-171 and CMMC) and implementing practical solutions to ensure ongoing compliance. In today’s world where it seems a new requirement is released monthly, our experience and expertise allow us to stay up to speed on breaking developments and distill extensive legislation down to what really matters and what needs to be done.
We offer cyber compliance assessments against most industry and government regulations. Our assessments deliver a comprehensive report of your company’s compliance against regulatory standards, along with remediation recommendations for each non-compliant requirement identified.
Perhaps no other area of the cyber equation offers such a clear-cut opportunity to reduce a burden on your internal staff as the compliance aspect. Our turnkey compliance services allow your team to focus on growing and managing your business.
How Gray Analytics Can Help
Gray Analytics offers NIST and CMMC expertise along with cybersecurity assessment teams that are proficient in research and development, intelligence gathering, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) techniques, threat hunting, and remediation recommendations. We can identify gaps to CMMC (or other relevant compliance requirements) that will guide you in future certification attempts.
Specifically, we can provide guidance, consulting, and recommendations related to your company maintaining compliance with:
- CMMC: Soon, all defense partners will be required to meet some level of compliance with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) process to be considered for Department of Defense (DoD) work. Gray Analytics is proud to be authorized as a Registered Provider Organization by the CMMC Accreditation Body to provide advice, consulting, and recommendations related to CMMC requirements (see our post detailing our accreditation). We provide CMMC assessments from Level 1 (basic cyber hygiene) up to the most sophisticated Level 5 architectures developed. As the rules are continuing to evolve (see our post on the recent interim DFARS rule), our experience and expertise allows us to stay up to speed on breaking developments and distill extensive legislation down to what really matters and what needs to be done.
- NIST 800-171: Most current government contracts require compliance with NIST 800-171. With the roll out of the Interim DFARS rule on cybersecurity (see our post for more information), having a current assessment and subsequent score in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) database are paramount to the award of government contracts.
- RMF: The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) recently adopted its Risk Management Framework (RMF) as the cyber standard for National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) compliance on classified systems. We have the resident RMF knowledge to help you achieve DCSA approval.
The Gray Analytics team has extensive experience working with federal contractor clients for NIST 800-171 and 800-53 gap analyses and risk mitigation to enable these clients to assert compliance with DFARS 7012. As the DoD has planned to modernize and consolidate cybersecurity compliance requirements to CMMC, the Gray Analytics team has closely tracked what will be required for companies to bid on all federal contracts in coming years.
Our experience with NIST gap analyses and mitigation is directly applicable to preparing clients for assessments by the CMMC Third Party Assessor Organizations (C3PAO). We have already started helping our clients prepare for the pending assessments. Our deep experience and industry knowledge will help you be ready for the CMMC assessment required to bid DoD contracts and help protect your own operations from cyber threat.