Indeed, the preparation of a successful CFIUS compliance program can begin before a communication is presented to the committee. This preparation should begin with a clear assessment of your current security controls covering all aspects of your business, including physical security and cybersecurity. The controls you have put in place today become the basis for all the new control elements developed to implement cfIUS risk reduction. Companies that understand their baseline are able to predict in more detail the effort and timing required to implement new controls that cfius might target. The well-prepared parties appreciate the new security controls to be implemented in practice and those that will be more difficult.