Federal government contractors, especially those that sell into the DoD, face a challenging environment. This is especially true for contractors who need to meet the stringent federal regulations for NIST SP 800-171 or CMMC 2.0.
Regardless of specific regulatory requirements, ALL contractors should be continually improving their cybersecurity health and wellness, a task that often gets neglected!
We routinely deploy Managed IT Services that include the security practices you need to keep your business safe, productive and efficient, including but not limited to:
The first step is to conduct a detailed assessment of your current environment. A system security plan (SSP) will be created to document the security measures that need to be put in place, and a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) will outline the action items needed to reach compliance.
The next step is to address the items called out in the POA&M. This could be as simple as implementing a few minor changes, or as complex as doing an overhaul on outdated systems.
Finally, ongoing cyber security monitoring and incident response can be provided by Ntiva. Cyber incidents must be reported to the DoD within 72 hours, and all systems and controls must be constantly assessed and maintained to remain compliant.
The president of a privately-held construction company based in Baltimore, MD knew that in order to continue to service and sell into the Federal Government market, he would need to comply with DoD's new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC.)
The company’s IT Director was tasked with solving this challenge. After investigating CMMC requirements – not just the process of getting certified but the need to maintain ongoing compliance – he realized immediately he would need to work with a third party, as they were basically starting from scratch.
After interviewing a number of MSP’s and cybersecurity consultants, the decision was made to partner with Ntiva.
Ntiva’s security lead and CMMC experts proved to have the depth of knowledge that made the construction company’s team feel comfortable that Ntiva had the experience and track record not only in the cybersecurity arena, but specifically with CMMC.
“It’s very hard, if not impossible, for a company with a small team to meet the ongoing requirements of CMMC compliance without using a third party who have the specialized tools, knowledge and systems,” said the IT Director.
In addition to working towards CMMC certification, the company has continued to rely on Ntiva’s expertise and security solutions on a monthly recurring basis, to ensure they remain compliant.
Read the case study here.
Founded in 2004, Ntiva has grown to service thousands of clients from many different industries. We know how difficult it is for businesses to keep up with fast changing technology, not to mention escalating cyber threats.
Over the years we’ve listened to our client’s needs and have specialized in helping them comply with increasingly strict security regulations, which are starting to affect almost all industries.
This includes helping DoD contractors and their primes navigate the complexities and financial hurdles of DFARS, CMMC and NIST 800-171, along with other managed IT services as required.