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  • August 30, 2022
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Coalfire Federal becomes authorized to conduct CMMC assessments

Coalfire Federal announced it has been authorized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (The Cyber AB) as a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO).

Coalfire is one of the first to be named a C3PAO candidate and is now among the first authorized by The Cyber AB to conduct CMMC assessments, according to the vendor.

The authorization fortifies the company’s comprehensive compliance capabilities that enable clients to prepare for and obtain CMMC certification.

“Foreign adversaries are escalating attacks on Defense Industrial Base (DIB) organizations, compromising sensitive information, and threatening the integrity of weapons systems, platforms, tools, and materiel,” said Coalfire Federal president Bill Malone. “CMMC is consistent with our mission and extends our commitment to provide cybersecurity services that enable and protect the mission of the DoD and its supply chain.”

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program was created by the DoD to ensure organizations across the DIB achieve and maintain a minimum threshold level of cybersecurity to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) and federal contract information (FCI).

CMMC requirements will apply to all DIB organizations across the DoD’s multi-tier supply chain that handle, store, or transmit CUI.

In addition to its early involvement as a C3PAO and CMMC RPO (Registered Provider Organization), the company is the largest FedRAMP provider, supporting more than 70% of the entire assessment, advisory, and engineering marketplace.

“With CMMC, the Department of Defense is addressing a critical problem by enhancing the cyber posture and resilience of companies across the DIB,” said Malone. “Coalfire Federal is proud to have been an early participant and contributor to the formation of the accreditation body and an active participant in industry working groups and educational programs. We remain committed to working with the DoD, The Cyber AB, and the DIB to protect sensitive information and strengthen national defense.”

For more information about this news, visit www.coalfirefederal.com.

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