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"CMMC 2.0 Consultants" are everywhere. Companies claiming to be CMMC 2.0 consultants and expertise in SP 800-171 Rev. 2. Most of these same companies have little to no experience in CMMC 2.0 or even Federal information compliance. They are chasing buzzwords and your hard-earned money.

Don't be fooled, when considering working with a consultant for compliance with the CMMC 2.0 standard, there are several questions you should ask to ensure you have the right partner for your needs. Here are some key questions to ask:

  1. Can you explain the CMMC 2.0 standard and what it entails for my organization?
  2. Would your own organization pass a CMMC 2.0 Level 1-5 assessment?
  3. What experience do you have with CMMC 2.0 assessments and certifications?
  4. Can you provide references from other organizations you have helped with CMMC 2.0 compliance?
  5. How will you work with my organization to ensure compliance with CMMC 2.0 requirements?
  6. Can you provide a detailed plan or timeline for the CMMC 2.0 assessment and certification process?
  7. How will you handle any gaps in our current cybersecurity posture and address them to meet CMMC 2.0 requirements?
  8. What training and support will you provide to my organization to maintain CMMC 2.0 compliance?
  9. What resources will you bring to the table, such as tools, templates, or best practices, to help us achieve compliance?
  10. How will you communicate progress and updates throughout the assessment and certification process?
  11. What is your pricing model for CMMC 2.0 consulting services and what is included in your fee?

Asking these questions can help you assess the consultant's expertise, understanding of the CMMC 2.0 standard, and approach to working with your organization. It is important to choose a consultant who has a deep understanding of the standard, experience with CMMC 2.0 assessments, and a track record of helping organizations achieve compliance.

If you are looking for a CMMC 2.0 that has real world experience and has performed cybersecurity assessments on over 200 Federal contractors, give contact Cleared Systems.

Ways We Can Help You

Contact us to receive assistance in navigating cybersecurity risks and information compliance for your company. Here are some additional ways we can help:

  • Schedule a free discovery session with us during which we can learn about your company, answer your questions, and assist you in determining if Cleared Systems is the right fit for you.

  • Register for our upcoming cybersecurity and information compliance training.

  • Purchase our books on CMMC 2.0, CUI, Data Breaches, and ITAR.

  • Join our weekly free webinar sessions to ask questions and learn about the latest developments in cybersecurity and information compliance.

Author Profile

Carl B. Johnson, President of Cleared Systems, is a highly experienced and a ITAR, CMMC 2.0, Microsoft GCC High, and Microsoft DLP/AIP consultant. With over twenty years of experience in information assurance, cybersecurity, policy development, risk management, and regulatory compliance, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his clients.

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