Prepare for your Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification CMMC audit

What is CMMC?

Starting January 2021, DoD’s Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC) assessment program will begin. The CMMC certification ensures companies comply with DoD’s new cybersecurity protection standards.

The CMMC certification represents a company’s demonstration of cybersecurity compliance and fitness capabilities and it’s organizational maturity as defined for a specific level of the CMMC model.

Upon successful demonstration of the appropriate capabilities and organizational maturity, the organization will receive the corresponding CMMC level certification.

Benefits of CMMC Certification

The benefit of a more formal framework that includes certification from DoD-approved organizations is that it promotes and ensures overall cybersecurity practices throughout the DoD community and helps protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that exists in DoD partner networks.

The benefit to you is that CMMC certification will empower your organization to continue to compete for US DoD contracts; the earlier you are certified the sooner you can remain c ompetitive.

Currently, the DoD is building a network of organizations that will provide certification services. Your company will need to work directly with one of these accredited and independent third party commercial certification organizations to request and schedule your CMMC assessment.

CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

The C3PAO is a key part of the CMMC certification assessment process, they:

  • Assist Organizations Seeking Certification (OSC) with the CMMC accreditation body (CMMC-AB)
  • Schedule OSC assessment with the CMMC-AB
  • Manage assessments with certified assessment teams to contracted client and provide advisory

    servicetoother OSC

  • Provide certified professional assessors

Why choose Sapphire BLU?

Sapphire BLU is a registered C3PAO partner

We can provide CMMC professional levels for CMMC assessment levels 1-5, including ( Basic “cyber hygiene”, Medium, and High). We support CMMC pre-assessments and assessment certification through our well-established National Institute of Standards and Technology, (NIST), vulnerability assessment model.

We can help provide unmatched professional guidance, experience and technical rugger toward gaining CMMC certification through our exclusive process.



We have over twenty years of experience in network security systems and the cybersurity NIST Risk Management Framework. In 1997, we participated in “Eligible Receiver 97Exercise, also known as the birthplace of cybersecurity. Sapphire BLU helped develop frameworks including (NIST) 800-53 and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) which are todays leading cybersecurity standards.

Relevant Experience

Sapphire BLU as an Advisory and Assistant c ybersec urity company, with a pedigree implanted in the world of cybersecurity. Sapphire BLU offers a Cybersecurity Risk Management (CRM) model approach based on the best practices of NIST 800 series compliance standards, commercial industry standards of the SANS Institute, (ISC) 2, international standards ISO 27001 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and DoD cybersecurity policies.


Sapphire BLU appointed by the Governor of Nevada served as a cybersecurity delegate for two international trade missions, including Australia 2016 and Canada in 2018.

Recipient of numerous recognition and awards for our cybersecurity work with STEM, training awareness, and customer support, including awards include Nevada State Governor, US Senators, county commissioners, as well as Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and NCMS (Society of Industrial Security Professionals).


Sapphire BLU difference

CMMC Services, Levels 1-5

  • Pre-assessment
  • Assessment
  • C3PAO certification process
  • Remediation

CMMC Professionals

We have Registered Practitioners (RP) deliver non-certified advisory service, informed by basic training on the CMMC standard.

Certified Professionals (CP) or Certified Assessors (CA) who deliver rigorous CMMC-AB Certified Assessments.

Our professionals have combined 40 plus years of experience and the industry’s highest cybersecurity certifications

Compliance Standards

Sapphire BLU adheres to the best prac tic es of both industry and federally recognized standards. To ensure we exceed the c ustomer’s as s es s ment needs, w e have s elec ted the following references to incorporate into our assessments. We conduct compliance vulnerability assessments on the following Standards.

  • NIST 800-53
  • NIST SP 800-171 -r1
  • NIST SP 800-37
  • 48 CFR 52.204-21
  • NISPOM and DoD standards
  • DFARS 252.204-7012
  • DFARS 252.204-7008
  • GDPR Europeans Standard
  • ISO 27001 & 2 International Standard

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