RESTON, Va.—December 1, 2020—CyberSheath Services International today announced it has earned Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Registered Provider Organization (RPO) certification. This new achievement fortifies the company’s position as the leader in CMMC compliance solutions and services meant to eliminate theft of intellectual property and sensitive information across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain.
This news comes on the heels of CyberSheath hosting some 1,000 registrants for an incredibly successful CMMC Con 2020 virtual conference in November. CyberSheath also wrote a book on CMMC – the CMMC Companion 2020/2021 Edition, which is widely seen as a defense contractor’s playbook.
“By staying current on certifications and changes in compliance requirements, we’re positioned as the partner of choice for CMMC compliance,” says Eric Noonan, CEO of CyberSheath. “The RPO credential formally recognizes what our existing customers already know, that DOD contractors can trust in CyberSheath’s ability to deliver turnkey solutions for cybersecurity compliance requirements. Our managed services approach to CMMC and NIST 800-171 compliance meets suppliers where they are, significantly reducing cost and complexity for their business.”
The CMMC model is a set of mandatory cybersecurity requirements that all 300,000-plus DOD contractors must implement and then validate by an independent third party before contract award. The CMMC Accreditation Body, which is managing the CMMC rollout on behalf of the DOD, announced requirements and opened applications for multiple credentialed roles, including RPO, this summer.
CyberSheath’s staff have been working with the DOD since 2008 from the inception of voluntary cybersecurity requirements all the way through the current mandatory CMMC requirements, and the RPO credential is the next logical step in this journey.
According to the CMMC-AB, RPOs are authorized to represent the organization as familiar with basic constructs of the CMMC Standard, and are qualified as:
- Aware — Employs staff trained in basic CMMC methodology.
- Registered Practitioner Staffed — Offers non-certified consultative services.
- Targeted — CMMC Assessment preparation.
- Trusted — Bound by a professional code of conduct.
RPO status means CyberSheath has agreed to the CMMC-AB Code of Professional Conduct, can deliver non-certified CMMC consulting services, and is listed on the CMMC-AB Marketplace.
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About CyberSheath Services International, LLC
Established in 2012, CyberSheath is one of the most experienced and trusted IT security services partners for the U.S. defense industrial base. From CMMC compliance to strategic security planning to managed security services, CyberSheath offers a comprehensive suite of offerings tailored to clients’ information security and regulatory compliance needs. Learn more at www.cybersheath.com.