While we understand the importance of ensuring that your systems and organization are NIST compliant, we also understand that a one-stop review is not going to ensure continued compliance. Helm Point’s approach to compliance is that the awareness of the controls and the day to day implementation and practice of the controls is what ensures your organization is compliant. In fact, Security Assessment Domain, Control 3.12.3 indicates that a demonstrated practice and evidence of such practices are a requirement for CMMC.
So that your investment into your compliance status is not wasted, Helm Point recommends an annual continuous monitoring plan. In this program, the one hundred ten (110) NIST 800-171 controls are monitored throughout a twelve month period. By implementing a continuous monitoring plan, your organization can
1) attest with confidence for every contract that your organization supports that your organization is NIST compliant;
2) know your NIST rating at any time with access to the centralized repository and
3) minimize level of effort and cost associated with a recertification.