There is no shortage of “IT/Cyber consultants” who are currently selling their CMMC “silver bullet” solutions. For these consultants, there is a 200,000+ company market where Cybersecurity ignorance is almost a given. A fundamental element of Cybersecurity that these consultants will not tell you is that Cybersecurity done right is through company culture. When you step back and look at the CMMC requirements as a MATURITY MODEL, you should see that no one-solution can possibly cover everything that is needed. Company culture that incorporates sound Cybersecurity practices from the top to the bottom of an organization is the only way. The DoD estimates that CMMC preparation can take from 6-12 months, and again, when looking at the big picture this is obvious. If you think you can push off CMMC preparation until you absolutely need a CMMC certificate, you will lose contract opportunities to those who have prepared.

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Founded in 2000 by a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, TechSage Solutions has had an eye for cyber security since it’s beginning. As the world of cyber security compliance standards has evolved over the past 20 years, CEO John Hill has always been mindful of what today’s regulatory environment calls for and what future needs will be. CMMC has been on TechSage Solutions radar for a while now because several of TechSage’s clients are DoD contractors and together, we’ve had to deal with NIST SP 800-171 requirements. For TechSage Solutions, CMMC is just another development in a world we’re already comfortable in. If your MSP has not discussed the current and future implications of CMMC for your organization, the time is now to consider what this lack or preparation will truly cost you. Industry experts have made it clear that organizations who are on the front of CMMC adoption will carry a competitive advantage in a highly competitive DoD contractor industry, so don’t wait to determine your organization’s plan. For further resources, please visit: or call 210-582-5814 and request the free guide for business owners and executives titled: “Planning Your CMMC Journey: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking”.”