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Checklist: How to Prepare for a CMMC Assessment

April 04, 2022

5 minutes

CMMC checklist

Do you know how to prepare for a CMMC assessment?

This checklist will help you know what to do before a CMMC assessment so you can be sure to get the most out of it and set your business up for compliance success in the future.

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What is a CMMC Assessment?

A CMMC assessment is a comprehensive exam of an organization’s cybersecurity maturity and is a critical step in becoming CMMC certified. An assessment helps businesses learn more about their current cybersecurity system and learn what they need to reach the level they need to obtain contracts with the Department of Defense.

The assessment itself digs deep into business systems to assess the strength of your current cybersecurity infrastructure and what you’ll need to add, improve, and implement before contacting a CMMC certified assessor to obtain official compliance.

Why Do Businesses Need to Prepare for a CMMC Assessment?

As stated above, the assessment is a critical step in the CMMC compliance process. The assessment is so important because it helps organizations discover more about their systems, what they have, what they need, and what is still necessary to obtain and improve before potentially wasting time, effort, and money by working with a CMMC assessor before you are ready.

It’s typically done by an experienced managed security services provider (MSSP) like DOT Security because having an expert eye is crucial to ensure nothing is overlooked or misunderstood about the process.

This checklist is the perfect tool to help make sure you don’t skip any steps in the process and get a full look at your current cybersecurity maturity and what you need to implement in the future to become compliant with the necessary level of CMMC you require.