How much does it cost to implement an environment that can be certified at Maturity Level X?
It depends (we told you this was going to keep coming up as an answer). If your organization is new, the implementation cost can be very different than for an organization that has already invested in certain tools. In addition, if the environment is small and not complex, the implementation costs will be very different than for a larger, more complex organization. That being said, for very small organizations (those with fewer than 20 employees) needing only Maturity Level 1 certification, the implementation costs should be relatively low. For example, there are free and low-cost tools that can be used in certain environments that will help your organization meet the ML1 requirements.
The CMMC Information Institute’s Working Groups, part of our upcoming Communities, will be creating reference architectures to help small and medium businesses efficiently adopt CMMC Maturity Level 1 and Maturity Level 3 environments. If you would like to participate in a Working Group, please E-mail us at [email protected] for more details.