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Get Started with CMMC Compliance in 10 Easy Steps:

Step 1:   Sign up for the Ascent Portal Today
Step 2:   Communicate New Solution to Staff
Step 3:   Identify Additional Users
Step 4:   Complete Free CMMC Assessment
Step 5:   Review Results of Readiness Assessment
Step 6:   Review Policies, Plans, Procedures and Other Templates
Step 7:   Assign Control Ownership
Step 8:   Identify Users to Receive Weekly Status Reports
Step 9:   Schedule Security Awareness Training (optional)
Step 10: Schedule Automated Vendor Due Diligence (optional)


Readiness Assessment
CMMC (all 5 levels) and NIST SP 800-171 assessments pre-populated with all required controls.


Real-Time Dashboards

Security and Compliance status is updated in real-time as tasks are completed or become overdue.


Compliance Calendar

All required tasks are pre-scheduled throughout the year – every control is addressed.


Task Tracking

Automated task reminder emails. Tasks can be exported for planning.


Control Library

All artifacts uploaded as control evidence are placed in control library for export or read-only access for auditors.


Artifacts Examples

Artifacts examples and evidence templates provided for every control.



POA&M templates are available within the Portal to drive remediation and tracking.


Policies, Plans, Procedures

Templates addressing every control are included and can be tailored to specific needs and controls of the organization.


Vendor Management

Due Diligence Assessments and Reports for suppliers – All associated information housed within the Portal.


Remediation Requirements

Recommended remediation requirements are included for each in-scope control.


Security Awareness Training

Easy management of All-employee, new-hire, and role-based training and reporting.



Automatic weekly status reports and on-demand full CMMC and SP 800-171 assessment reports.