Cybersecurity for the Defense Industry

The cyber threats facing the DoD are only increasing and becoming more sophisticated. New threats require that departments across the DoD take steps to enhance their cybersecurity. This is especially true for DoD contractors that have access to sensitive information and are often prime targets. At SideChannel, we specialize in supporting the DoD contractor system and the Defense Industrial Base with highly tailored cybersecurity services that protect data, prevent breaches, and maintain compliance.

SideChannel supports all current DFARS requirements within the DoD Assessment Methodology including NIST 800-171 gap analysis, Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) score, and SSP plus POAM creation.  We work with you to meet the security requirements to an offer, contract, task order, or delivery order.

As a CMMC Authorized Registered Provider Organization (RPO) with multiple trained CMMC Registered Practitioners (RP), we deliver CMMC consulting, readiness, and compliance on new DoD and Federal requirements for clients.

Advancing Our
Nation’s Defense

Federal contractors are seen as vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. Your organization is often the subject of attacks due to proximity to agencies and access to important federal information. As a contractor, it’s crucial to focus on cybersecurity to prevent attacks from nation-states, hacktivists, and other malicious actors. Our team has led programs for the DoD, Pentagon, Intelligence Community, and more, and knows what it takes to help federal contractors protect their data. We’ll help build a cybersecurity program that works for your organization.

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What We Do

Our nation is only as strong as our cyber defense. We leverage years of firsthand experience supporting the federal contractor system and the Defense Industrial Base to deliver results that make an impact. Our vCISOs will work directly with your team to understand your unique challenges and current posture, identifying gaps and recommending an actionable strategy.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Services

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) recognizes that security is foundational to acquisition and should not be traded along with cost, schedule, and performance moving forward. The Department is committed to working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain. CUI training is required to meet CMMC levels and certification.

SideChannel is a CMMC Authorized Registered Provider Organization (RPO) with multiple trained CMMC Registered Practitioners (RP) focusing on CMMC consulting, NIST 800-171 compliance and readiness to organizations that store, process, and/or transmit either Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Our CMMC consulting & readiness approach:

  • Assess the organization against the CMMC level outlined.
  • Identify the gaps to meet and areas of Cyber Risk to address.
  • Outline and create a roadmap to meet CMMC level.
  • Develop the SSP and recommend implementations,
    technologies, & people needed.
  • Support the organization through the CMMC audit process
    and eventual certification.

How DoD contractors and the Defense Industrial Base Benefits

Our cybersecurity services are highly tailored and highly effective, empowering your organization to:

Maintain federal compliance with continuously evolving regulations.
Protect sensitive data from nation-states, malicious actors, and other cyber threats.
Instill confidence in all stakeholders.
Reduce security costs by optimizing current investments.
Build a proactive defense that prevents threats before they happen.
Get access to an always-on, 24/7 expert CISOs.

Enhance Your Organization’s

We’re only as strong as our weakest link. We help federal agencies and DoD contractors build a resilient cyber defense while maintaining compliance. Contact our team to see how we can support your team’s mission.