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Cyber attacks, hacking, data breaches, viruses—it only takes one to bring down your network and expose proprietary and confidential information. Strengthen your cybersecurity and achieve regulatory compliance for valuable government contracts with our certified cyber frameworks.

Manufacturing is a prime target for hackers

Cyberattacks cost manufacturing companies hundred of millions of dollars a year. Attackers go after manufacturing because they are often unprotected or operating old equipment that’s incompatible with new cyber software. Cybersecurity is no longer a nice-to-have for manufacturers. It’s a need-to-have. 

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Cybersecurity for Defense Contractors

Is your business trying to land a Department of Defense contract? Do you have a DoD contract you want to keep? In both cases, it’s mandatory that you stay up-to-date on cybersecurity regulations.

Going through this process really changed my perspective on Cyber Security and was a tremendous help in getting us on the right path for success. We do a lot of government contracts and this was going to be a very big impact on retaining/getting more of that business. We had investigated other opportunities to accomplish what needed to be done but iMpact Utah proved what we needed and saved us a lot of time effort and money.

NIST SP 800-171 for DFARS Compliance

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171

iMpact Utah helps companies implement the NIST SP 800-171 standard and become DFARS compliant.

NIST SP 800-171 are guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) shared with third-party organizations in the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain. 

Organizations within the DoD supply chain that handle CUI must follow the recommendations in NIST SP 800-171, in addition to satisfying sections c through g of DFARS 7012.

There are 110 security requirements of NIST 800-171 organized into 14 families.

  • Access Control
  • Audit & Accountability
  • Incident Response
  • Maintenance
  • Identification & Authentication
  • Media Protection
  • System & Information Integrity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Awareness & Training
  • Personnel Security
  • Configuration Management
  • System & Communications Protections
  • Security Assessment
  • Physical Protection
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Achieve CMMC Compliance for Levels 1 & 2

Federal government contracts are excellent for sustaining and growing companies. In order to qualify for a government contract, primary and sub-contractors are required to take measures to protect government information. 

iMpact Utah provides CMMC Registered Practitioner Advanced (RPA) consulting services that will help you develop a CMMC rated cybersecurity program. 

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CMMC consulting includes: 

  • Gap analysis
  • Risk mitigation Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)
  • Supporting documentation templates 
  • NIST SP 800-171 self-assessment with the Supplier Performance Risk Systems (SPRS) score
  • System Security Plan (SSP)
  • Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • Security awareness and training plan
  • Policies and procedures handbook
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CMMC Pre-Assessment Readiness

Prepare for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

Following your implementation of CMMC Level 1 or 2, iMpact Utah will provide a pre-assessment prior to booking your CMMC certification. A sample assessment is used to ensure you’re fully prepared to meet the CMMC requirements.

  • Identify evidence for all practices and processes
  • Collect and organize all objective evidence needed
  • Identify and list all observed gaps in objective evidence
  • Evaluate organization preparedness
  • Perform a pre-assessment readiness check
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Cybersecurity FAQ

What is CUI?

CUI stands for Control Unclassified Information. CUI is sensitive but unclassified information and is not intended for the public. 

What is NIST SP 800-171?

NIST, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has developed the Special Publication (SP) 800-171 as a set of guidelines derived from NIST SP 800-53 to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in nonfederal organizations or systems. Organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain that handle CUI must follow the recommendations in NIST SP 800-171, in addition to satisfying sections c through g of DFARS 7012.

What is NIST SP 800-53?

Published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the NIST SP 800-53 is a catalog of security and privacy controls for all U.S. federal information systems. The NIST SP 800-171 was derived from this catalog.

What is DFARS?

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is the set of cybersecurity regulations required by the Department of Defense (DoD) for external suppliers and contractors within the DoD supply chain. DFARS was established by the DoD in order to protect sensitive information (CUI) shared with third-party suppliers, contractors, and other DoD partners.

What is DFARS 7012?

DFARS 7012 is a clause in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that requires DoD contractors and subcontractors to safeguard covered defense information by implementing NIST SP 800-171 guidelines and supporting cybersecurity incidents that affect their information systems, or the performance of their contracts.

What is CMMC?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a compliance system published by the Department of Defense (DoD) that is used to determine whether an organization meets the levels of security required to work with sensitive information. Companies wishing to be awarded government contracts through DoD will need a CMMC rating and will need to abide by CMMC regulations.

What is The Cyber AB?

The Cyber AB is a non-governmental entity that has the DoD's approval and is in charge of certifying and monitoring the CMMC ecosystem as the accreditation body.

What is CMMC RPA?

A CMMC Registered Practitioner (RPA) is a CMMA consultant who has advanced training and experience in implementing cybersecurity controls for organizations seeking CMMC certification. An RPA can help you prepare for a CMMC audit by identifying and mitigating any gaps in your security practices.

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