SteelToad leaps. Obtains certification as a CMMC C3PAO organization


BALTIMORE, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SteelToad, a cybersecurity technology company, today announced that it has achieved CMMC C3PAO (CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization) status, as designated by the CMMC accreditation body. This accreditation authorizes the company to contract with Certification Seeking Organizations (CSOs) and conduct CMMC assessments to certify cybersecurity for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

“We are very proud of the security framework, CMMC training and gap assessment offerings we have developed as the foundation of this effort,” said Dean Rock, CEO and Founder of SteelToad. He emphasized, “Integrity is at the heart of our business and is essential to becoming a C3PAO and supporting the CMMC standards and ecosystem. This process has allowed us to refine our organization’s cybersecurity standards, not only to meet our internal security objectives, but also to help other companies align with the CMMC model.”

CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is a set of standards and processes designed to secure cybersecurity infrastructure within the defense industrial base. Although CMMC version 2.0 was released in November 2021, CMMC assessments have not yet been approved to begin. Assessments will be required to obtain CMMC certification for the 300,000 companies doing business with the Department of Defense.

In addition to becoming the first HUBZone C3PAO, SteelToad is also the first authorized C3PAO designated in Marylandconsistent with the state’s focus on cybersecurity and Governor Hogan’s description Maryland as the “cyber capital of America”. Andy CooperSteelToad’s VP of Technology Solutions said, “With our extensive experience in cybersecurity, cloud, and software engineering, we bring a unique skill set to CMMC training and assessments. As a technical team, we know it’s imperative to build security into every solution, and we’re excited about the opportunity this suite of capabilities affords us, helping to secure the defense industrial base. »

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SteelToad is a cybertechnology services company that focuses on both securing technology (software engineering, cloud modernization, cybersecurity, data quality) and securing process (CMMI training, CMMI assessments, CMMC training, CMMC Gap Assessments) for our federal, state and commercial clients. SteelToad is a HUBZone company.
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