Simpatico Systems Receives Designation as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the CMMC-AB

Simpatico Systems is excited to announce they have been granted Registered Provider Organization (RPO) designation as recognized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as of December 2020.

 

The new CMMC-AB authorization process for RPOs is an efficient way for Department of Defense (DoD) contracted companies to sift through the increasing chatter in CMMC consultancy. RPOs like Simpatico Systems are authorized by the CMMC Accreditation Body to provide consulting services to DoD government contractors and other Organizations Seeking Certification (OSC) in preparation for their CMMC assessments, including guidance and support to companies impacted by these new regulations. Simpatico System’s RPO certification identifies Simpatico Systems as an organization invested in the CMMC space with a strong commitment to cybersecurity best practices, especially as it pertains to companies with DoD contracts. 

 

Choosing the right RPO to help guide your business through the CMMC is vital to the success of your certification and future DoD contracts. RPOs with a background in cybersecurity compliance to previous frameworks such as the CERT RMM v1.2, NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-172. ISO 27002, and CIS CSC 7.1 can bring valuable experience to a supplier’s assessment preparations. Simpatico Systems has ample experience helping the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) with the existing FAR/DFARS requirements, and CMMC has become a natural progression. They are a Managed Service Provider (MSP) as well as a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), committed to assisting DoD contracted companies with gap assessments, remediation efforts, readiness preparation, and the ongoing lifecycle of CMMC.

 

RPO’s are required to have at least one Registered Practitioner (RP) on their team that is specially trained and authorized by the CMMC-AB to deliver “non-certified advisory services informed by basic training on the CMMC standard” at all times. As a registered RPO, Simpatico Systems has multiple Registered Practitioners (RP) including Cory Ruthardt (Executive Vice President, CIO, CISSP, CISM), Jeremia Cohen (CISO, CISSP, CISM), and Gavin Carpenter (Escalations and Security Team Member).

 

Contact Simpatico Systems today to help your business progress through the journey of the CMMC.