CMMC 2.0 Readiness

The Scarlett Group is here to help your organization align with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 standards set out by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Our CMMC Gap Analysis, led by ISACA Certified Auditors, will evaluate your organization with regard to the 110 CMMC Practices associate with Level 2, providing detailed reporting on gaps within your security ecosystem.

What is The Scarlett Group's CMMC 2.0 Gap Analysis?

The objective of the gap analysis is to analyze the current cybersecurity posture of your organization's network with regard to the NIST 800-171 security control families. Our team will then evaluate the differences from the current cybersecurity posture of the network and the desired CMMC level’s specific controls. Generally, contractors are looking at CMMC Level 2 compliance under the 2.0 model. Our team will assess both the technical controls and cybersecurity governance elements of your environment. The primary result of this engagement will be a complete "checklist" that defines what is needed to achieve your desired CMMC level.

Without properly scoped gaps, CMMC compliance can prove to be nearly impossible. Our consultants will work with your organization to find the roadblocks preventing your team from reaching their desired CMMC level. The 2025 deadline for compliance (more detail below) is rapidly approaching - contact us today regarding CMMC readiness. 

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CMMC 2.0 Overview

CMMC 2.0 is a new standard that sets out to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) by defining the approximate cybersecurity posture of organizations within the DoD supply chain. This new compliance framework will affect over 300,000 organizations, greatly improving the nation's cybersecurity in regard to the Defense Industrial Base. The CMMC standard will require organizations to comply with specific pre-defined levels in order to fulfill contracts. Unfortunately, many organizations have found themselves under-prepared for the sweeping cybersecurity changes that are associated with this new compliance framework. Organizations face the very real possibility of losing DoD contracts if they are not able to comply with specific CMMC levels by the year 2025. The image below outlines the CMMC Levels and provides a brief description of their associated practices. Sources indicate that most organizations will likely require CMMC Level 2 (Advanced).




4 Steps to Complete CMMC Compliance

The Scarlett Group was founded by IT Auditors with the mission of providing accurate assessments for organizations of all sizes. Our team works with existing Executive and IT leadership. When it comes to CMMC, we have developed a tried-and-true compliance implementation framework to help any organization achieve their desired CMMC Level. 

Our complete CMMC Compliance Services Process looks like this:

  • Scope:  We help your team determine the scale of the current CMMC engagement in order to properly identify aspects such as required CMMC level, affected systems, and stakeholders.
  • Assess: Our custom CMMC Gap Analysis is developed by experienced auditors, evaluating your organization's current CMMC gaps in regard to the NIST 800-171 Control Families.
  • Protect: After assessing your organization's gaps, our consultants can work with your team to identify the required cybersecurity services and governance solutions to achieve compliance with CMMC Complete.
  • Manage: Reaching CMMC Compliance is not a one-time event - these controls require management and dedicated cybersecurity professionals to ensure complete compliance. Click here for more information on our managed compliance services.


Scarlett CMMC Complete

With CMMC 2.0, the DoD will indicate required CMMC levels within solicitations and RFIs. Small-to-mid sized organizations oftentimes find themselves underprepared for the requirements listed within within CMMC.

The Scarlett Group provides a service called Scarlett CMMC Complete, uniquely specialized in meeting NIST 800-171 requirements for organizations looking to outsource their CMMC compliance services. Our team works to minimize cost, enchance security, and help you pass audits by consulting on proper management of CUI data.

If you want more information on Compliance as a Service, visit this page.


Frequently Asked Questions

CMMC 2.0 has streamlined the process, providing clear timelines and control expectations. Our team is equipped to help organizations reach their desired compliance level (usually level 2) under this new system.

If your organization operates anywhere in the DOD supply chain, you likely require some form of CMMC compliance to remain viable as a vendor. Over 300,000 organizations are affected by the new CMMC compliance standards.

The cost of managed CMMC compliance services varies based on factors such as industry, pre-existing cybersecurity controls, CMMC requirements, and much more. In order to get an accurate approximation of required services, a Scarlett consultant needs to fully scope the environment.

Our team can help determine an approximate CMMC level through our CMMC assessment and gap analysis. We compare your current security and IT posture with the requirements outlined in documentation such as FAR 52.204-21, NIST 800-53, and NIST 800-131.

CMMC compliance is simply a step towards standardized cybersecurity requirements. While all solutions, controls, governance, and services will vary - CMMC provides a great way to understand your organization's approximate stance towards security. CMMC compliance will likely help prevent, detect, and respond to cybercrime incidents in a greatly augmented capacity when compared to your current practices.

In order to properly provide managed CMMC compliance services, our team avoids the conflict-of-interest associated with both providing and certifying associated cybersecurity controls. Our process is developed around helping organizations reach their desired CMMC level, but a certified C3PAO (company that performs official CMMC assessments) is required to certify.