Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Does your business support the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), or are you interested in doing business with the DoD or DIB?

Are you aware of your obligation under DFARS, the specific cybersecurity requirements outlined in NIST SP 800-171, and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

Look to our team of experts (C3PAO Accreditation planned) to ensure your organization understands the requirements. Our straightforward approach can provide your organization with a cost-effective framework & roadmap to manage your cybersecurity program. 

Why Choose Fortreum?

We simplify cloud and cybersecurity for our customers

Fortreum has enterprise grade experience with the right blend of technical and analytical experience to support your cybersecurity and cloud needs.

Contact us to discuss your cyber and cloud business needs. We’re happy to share our insights and work with you as your business evolves.

    Business Considerations

    Management Buy-in and Leadership is Critical

    Achieving certification will require your organization’s time, money, people, and resources. Ensure that the company leadership champions the program and has oversight of all certification activities. Without management involvement, cybersecurity programs lack the ability to align cybersecurity to business objectives and underlying risks to the organization.

    Planning is Essential

    Ensuring your cybersecurity program is robust, yet adaptable, is critical to today’s regulatory compliance and emerging threats. Developing a clear roadmap will avoid costly mistakes as your organization works to achieve certification. Activities such as gap assessments, have the potential to save your organization from many of the costly mistakes that other government contractors have made.

    Develop a Realistic Budget to Achieve and Maintain Certification

    The size and complexity of your organization will impact the costs associated with maintaining an effective cybersecurity program. Ensure regulatory compliance and risk management are included in financial budgets, and plan for increased costs during the initial certification. Additionally, ensure your budget aligns to any changes or growth in your overall IT architecture, migration, and transformation strategy.

    Experience Matters - Advisor and Assessment Organizations are Not Equal

    Select an organization with experienced advisors and assessors who understand the complexity of regulatory compliance and have the experience and ability to map and leverage other regulatory frameworks, such as FISMA, FedRAMP, ISO, SOC, etc. to provide unique cost-effective solutions. Vet all companies and ensure your getting the right team.

    Why is CUI important?

    If your organization does business or wants to do business with the DoD or DIB, DFARs rules & guidelines to include NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC may be mandatory for your organization.  CMMC and 800-171 establish security controls/practices that are critical to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of over 300,000 defense contractors.  Information sharing between the government and the DIB is critical to the mission of the DoD, but it must be done securely and free from interference, disruption, or theft by our global adversaries and competitors.

    Why should my organization care?

    Protecting the missions and competitive advantage over other government contractors. An effective cybersecurity program built upon an underlying standard such as NIST SP 800-171 or CMMC has the potential to provide a distinct competitive advantage to your organization.  The US government is evaluating mandatory requirements for all government contractors across all federal contracts, so early adoption of NIST and CMMC requirements may provide a clear competitive advantage as your organization pursues additional government contracts in the US DoD, Federal civilian government, as well as state & local governments.

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