When assessing federal agency compliance with CMMC, Inspectors General, evaluators, auditors, and assessors. Our CMMC Information security CMMC readiness assessment services evaluation the management, operational, and technical security controls

Are you ready to update your security posture to NIST 800, CMMC, NIST 171 & DFARS? Our NIST and CMMC Readiness Assessment consulting services can help you get there faster.

CMMC Readiness Assessment Service

Protect Your Reputation From Cyberattacks And Data Breaches

Risk Cognizance offer CMMC Readiness Assessment services to assist organizations with CMMC compliance. CMMC is based on NIST, designed to help manage information security. While the requirements apply to federal agencies and those who work with federally protected data, the information is aimed at data protection which is becoming more and more important across the private and public sectors. Risk Cognizance has conducted hundreds of assessments based on NIST 800-171, 800-53, ISO 27002, HITRUST, etc. Our team can focus on the full lifecycle from your CMMC Security Assessment and Authorization to implementing your CMMC Security Program Management.

CMMC & NIST 800 171 Compliance Consulting Services

The core competencies of CMMC are based on NIST 800 171; NIST competencies are measurement science, rigorous traceability, and development and use of standards. These core competencies influence the reliability of the information produced by the organization. As a fast-growing cyber security service in the industry, Risk Cognizance has assessed and implemented numerous NIST security programs providing quality principles that can to organizations, aiding in the development of secure information security practices and performing security testing.

Is Your Privacy Program Aligned To The CMMC Cybersecurity Framework

Reach CMMC certification readiness in just three months depending on the sized of your organization, drawing on our unique blend of practical cyber security know-how and proven management system consultancy expertise. Our team will work with you to implement an CMMC and NIST 800-171 compliant ISMS quickly and without hassle, no matter where your business is located.

Our assessors and consultants are experts on government standard derived from NIST compliance. Our comprehensive assessments let you identify areas of risk and implement defined security controls to meet NIST standards.


Our experienced GRC team can quickly determine your current compliance maturity posture; develop Gap, Risk, and Vulnerability assessments; and provide the required documentation your organization needs to meet all compliance regulations.

We begin our assessment by working closely with you to understand your business processes in order to understand the NIST special publication that best pertains to your organization.

When our evaluation is complete, we will provide your organization with a detailed compliance assessment report outlining corrective action plans with a detailed roadmap for achieving CMMC compliance.


Is Your Privacy Program Aligned To The NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

We provide advisory and assessment services designed to help you navigate the entire compliance process for the FAR and DFARS cybersecurity contract obligations and successfully respond to your specific NIST SP 800 needs. Our services in this space include:

  • Security Testing and Examination Overview

    • Policies

    • Roles

    • Methodologies

    • Techniques

  • Review Techniques

    • Documentation Review

    • Log Review

    • Ruleset Review

    • System Configuration Review

    • Network Sniffing

    • File Integrity Checking

  • Target Identification and Analysis Techniques

    • Network Discovery

    • Network Port and Service Identification

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Wireless Scanning

  • Target Identification and Analysis Techniques

    • Network Discovery

    • Network Port and Service Identification

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Wireless Scanning

  • Security Assessment Planning

    • Developing a Security Assessment Policy

    • Prioritizing and Scheduling Assessments

    • Selecting and Customizing Technical Testing and Examination Techniques

    • Determining Logistics of the Assessment

    • Developing the Assessment Plan

    • Addressing Any Legal Considerations

  • Security Assessment Execution

    • Coordination

    • Assessment

    • Analysis

    • Data Handling

  • Post-Testing Activities

    • Mitigation Recommendations

    • Reporting

    • Remediation


Maturity and Gap Assessments - Determine if your IT security processes and protocols are meeting performance expectations; assess your current environment to prioritize investments and efforts; identify areas vulnerable to attack and incident response readiness; perform identity and access management assessments; identify issues with compliance (Get our CMMC Compliance Readiness Program Today )

CMMC Cybersecurity Risk Assessments And Compliance Assessment

Below are some of the more commonly requirements for CMMC compliance that Risk Cognizance secure has experience in assisting with implementation, design, authorization and configuration:

  • CMMC Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

  • CMMC Assessing Security Controls

  • CMMC Risk Management Framework

  • CMMC Wireless Network Security

  • CMMC IT Security and Autechnication

  • CMMC Network Security Testing

  • CMMC IT Security Awareness and Training Program

  • CMMC Contingency Planning for IT Systems

  • CMMC Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy

  • CMMC CUI Data Protection & Encryption

  • CMMC Email Security

  • CMMC Interconnection IT Systems

  • Certified Professional Security Consultants


Our assessors and consultants are experts on the government standard for NIST compliance. Our comprehensive assessments let you identify areas of risk and implement defined security controls to meet NIST standards. We conduct numerous NIST SP 800, FISMA, and other NIST-based assessments that are relied on by leading agencies, such as the DoD, HHS, CMS, NIH, DHS, DOT, and more.

NIST compliance – standards benchmarking and consulting, program readiness assessments, health check services, strategic roadmap services, configuration and deployment solutions, integration and deployment of technology, post-implementation support/technical assistance, knowledge transfer, and staff augmentation.


Cloud service providers (CSPs) undertaking FedRAMP or DoD SRG cloud security authorization to win federal business must also comply with the applicable FAR and DFARS cybersecurity requirements, including NIST SP 800-171, which is superseded by FedRAMP, DoD SRG requirements, and other agency cloud security requirements in almost all cases.

What Is NIST Cybersecurity Compliance And Risk Assessments

The NIST CSF Framework is the ideal foundation of a proactive cybersecurity program for organizations across many industries. Rather than using an ad-hoc approach to cybersecurity, setting NIST CSF standards as the program’s basis makes governance and compliance much simpler. Risk Cognizance will help choose and implement the appropriate controls, create a roadmap, and mature your security measures to achieve NIST alignment.

The framework also includes implementation tiers, which help organizations understand how their current cybersecurity practices align with the NIST CSF. While similar to maturity levels, NIST implementation tiers are not quite as formal. Instead of striving for the highest possible maturity level, organizations should select the NIST tier that is most appropriate for their objectives, resources, and risk profile.