Pondurance Achieves Registered Provider Organization (RPO)
Accreditation from CMMC

INDIANAPOLIS – October 18, 2021:

Pondurance, a leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced that it was recently approved as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). This recognition allows Pondurance to provide consulting services to defense contractors and suppliers seeking to comply with CMMC cybersecurity standards and prepare for their CMMC audits.

In  January 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released the new certification program to strengthen cybersecurity throughout its 300,000-contractor supply chain, also known as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The CMMC standard offers five cybersecurity certification levels, ranging from Basic to Advanced, and encompasses 17 domains, 171 practices, 43 capabilities and a variety of regulatory requirements.

All contractors must initially meet the Basic certification requirements in order to bid on select DoD contracts. Ultimately, they must successfully achieve the appropriate level of certification for their organization in order to bid on any DoD contract. All DoD contracts will require certification under CMMC regulations by Oct. 1, 2025. 

“Pondurance is thrilled to receive the Registered Provider Organization status from the CMMC-AB and be listed on the CMMC Marketplace,” said Doug Howard, CEO of Pondurance. “After working with NIST frameworks, CSF and other regulator drivers such as 800-171 and DFARS, Pondurance’s team of cybersecurity experts is well positioned to help organizations meet ongoing compliance requirements and guide those seeking CMMC certification.”      

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Pondurance will be hosting a webinar titled Reducing the Costs to Comply with CMMC, featuring CEO Doug Howard and Yong-Gon Chon, Treasurer of the Board of Directors at CMMC-AB. They will be providing tips on how to reduce costs when preparing and applying for CMMC, addressing the top questions they receive about CMMC and concluding with an interactive Q&A session. Registration is available here.

More information about the ways in which Pondurance can assist organizations with CMMC compliance can be found in the CMMC Resource center.

About Pondurance

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pondurance delivers world-class managed detection and response services to industries facing today’s most pressing and dynamic cybersecurity challenges including ransomware, complex compliance requirements and digital transformation accelerated by a distributed workforce. By combining our advanced platform with our experienced team of analysts, we continuously hunt, investigate, validate and contain threats so your own team can focus on what matters most.

Pondurance experts include seasoned security operations analysts, digital forensics and incident response professionals and compliance and security strategists who provide always-on services to customers seeking broader visibility, faster response and containment, and more unified risk management for their organizations. Visit www.pondurance.com for more information and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.