NIST 800-171 & CMMC Policies, Standards, Procedures & More   

At ComplianceForge, we take a unique view towards writing cybersecurity documentation. We developed a comprehensive and scalable way to write cybersecurity documentation that minimizes redundancies and inefficiencies that plaque cybersecurity governance. We know a standard is a standard for a reason.

We have a wide variety of documentation that can fit your specific needs that range from Level 1 all the way through Level 5 CMMC compliance obligations.

Since a picture can be worth 1,000 words, the image to the right helps describe a methodology visualize a "Plan, Do, Check & Act" approach to CMMC & NIST 800-171 compliance. It is the CMMC / NIST 800-171 version of the Integrated Cybersecurity Governance Model (ICGM) that describes "how to do governance, risk & compliance" in practical terms.

Note: That image is a poster-sized PDF that you can print out on a plotter, if you have access to one. 

The is pretty simple - identify the requirements and develop the evidence of due diligence and due care to be able to successfully demonstrate compliance with your NIST 800-171 and CMMC obligations. 

ComplianceForge can provide the "full stack" of cybersecurity and privacy documentation to meet your statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations.

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The video to the right helps demonstrate how the ComplianceForge documentation ties everything together to create a scalable, comprehensive cybersecurity & privacy governance program:


  • STANDARDS are written to support CONTROL OBJECTIVES

  • PROCEDURES are written to implement the requirements that STANDARDS establish

  • CONTROLS exist as a mechanism to assess/audit both the existence of PROCEDURES / STANDARDS and how well their capabilities are implemented and/or functioning

  • METRICS exist as a way to measure the performance of CONTROLS


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