Baron Machine Achieves CMMC & NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance

Baron Machine is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework compliance.

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released version 1.0 of CMMC as part of a tiered approach to defense contractor compliance with NIST SP 800-171—a cybersecurity baseline standard published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Upon the implementation of CMMC, government defense contractors are assigned one of five security levels, from “Basic Cybersecurity Hygiene” to “Advanced,” with which government agencies can select contractors best suited for their project based on data security needs. 

When news of this new security standard reached our headquarters in Laconia, New Hampshire, our Baron technicians closest to the Defense side of our business began taking proactive steps to fulfill the associated cybersecurity requirements. Our goal was to achieve the maturity level required to continue serving the types of DoD contracts we have won in the past—as well as those we would seek to hold moving forward. 

From our perspective, CMMC introduced a new way for us to demonstrate to our clients and partners within the defense industry that Baron Machine is dedicated to establishing data practices of the utmost safety. 

In 2020, an appropriate cybersecurity risk assessment was executed to comply with these requirements, with all necessary changes implemented by March 2021. Baron Machine was ultimately awarded with CMMC Level 3. 

We are confident in our capabilities to leverage NIST standards and CMMC requirements together to ensure the safety of our data security landscape and protect controlled unclassified information (CUI). 

We are eager to approach the opportunities available to our company due to CMMC—and thankful for our staff who were integral in helping us reach compliance quickly and efficiently. For more about the Baron Machine family and our accomplishments over nearly 65 years of service, read about us here or get in touch directly with our team.