Trends in 800-171 reporting and SPRS scores

Author: Amira Armond, the president of Kieri Solutions – an authorized CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) providing CMMC assessments, CMMC consulting, and Compliance Documentation packages designed for small/medium business. This graphic depicts my personal experience talking with defense contractors Read More

MSPs and CMMC Compliance

Are you using a Managed Service Provider for your CMMC-compliant information system? Are you a Managed Service Provider with defense contractor clients? This article discusses the risks and pitfalls of having an MSP “in-scope” during your CMMC assessment, and gives Read More

Policy templates and tools for CMMC and 800-171

This page has links and reviews of available templates and tools relating to the CMMC and NIST SP 800-171 **Updated November 28, 2022** Please help others in the community by leaving a comment with resource links! Free CUI Training from Read More

DFARS 252.204-7012 – Part 1, CDI and Covered Info Systems

A guided review of DFARS 252.204-7012 covering the topics: What is a covered contractor information system? What is Covered Defense Information?

CAICO and current state of CMMC training – Ben Tchoubineh (CMMC-AB)

This Q&A session with Ben Tchoubineh (CMMC-AB Chair, Training Committee) delves deeply into the CAICO and current state of CMMC training

CMMC-AB Jeff Dalton – the CMMC Assessment Process – Part 1

Interview with Jeff Dalton (CMMC-AB) about CMMC assessments. Who is authorized to perform assessments? When should you do a pre-assessment? Can you fix issues found during an assessment?

CMMC Level 1 certification and preparation (how-to)

If you are reading this article, you are probably the owner of a small DoD contracting company.  You’ve heard something about the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) either through your prime contractor or the SBA education office.  You might be Read More