A CMMC certification can be an extremely important step for your organization, but it can be confusing to know where to start and how to prepare. CompuData is a Certified RPO, equipped with a CMMC team of experts that can help you through every step of the way. Below we will introduce our CMMC-AB Registered Practitioners and team, who will help to ensure your organization is fully prepared for CMMC requirements.

 

CMMC AB-Registered Practitioner, CMMC certification CMMC Team

Ed Guarrieri:

  • Describe your role at CompuData and how you help our clients
    • I am Vice President of Technology for CompuData. I work with our customers to architect cloud solutions to solve business problems. My job is creatively problem solve, using technology as a tool to help achieve business goals.
  • How does CMMC tie into your role?
    • Many customers have security requirements to earn or maintain their customers. We help them ensure they are sufficiently protecting their customer’s data as well as their own. A solid IT security foundation is a requirement for any company looking to be stable and competitive today.
  • How are you helping clients with CMMC preparation?
    • I consult with them to find out their current security posture and where they need to get to. From there, we work collaboratively to build a roadmap for the business to achieve their security goals. We marry this plan with their broader IT goals so the business owners understand their IT journey, how long it will take to get there, and what it means for the businesses bottom line.
  • What certifications do you have?
    • I have technical certifications in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMWare. I am currently completing my CMMC RP certification as well. I have 10+ years’ experience in cloud services, specializing in high-security data – legal, healthcare, financial data.

CMMC AB-Registered Practitioner, CMMC certification CMMC Team

Drew Rosado

  • Describe your role at CompuData and how you help our clients
    • In my role as a vCIO, I work with our clients to provide technology planning and strategy. I work to understand the not only our clients’ technology resources, but also their business in order to provide insight and alignment between business goals and technology solutions.
  • How does CMMC tie into your role?
    • My role requires me to become intimately familiar with how our clients conduct business – this includes any compliance, regulatory, or cybersecurity controls they are forced to adhere to. In my role, understanding CMMC allows me to provide better strategy and planning services to our clients that they continue to grow, while ensuring they meet any CMMC requirements.
  • How are you helping clients with CMMC preparation?
    • Presently, I work with nearly all clients that must meet CMMC certification to review their current technology governance practices, provide solutions to for any areas needing remediation, and layout plans to ensure the company can maintain compliance.
  • What certifications do you have?  
    • CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner

Paul Thompson 

  • Describe your role at CompuData and how you help our clients
    • I’m the Director of Support at CompuData. My primary role is to ensure that our customers receive the support they need quickly and efficiently.
  • How does CMMC tie into your role? 
    • In addition to managing CompuData’s cybersecurity and compliance efforts, my team supports our clients’ infrastructure (including cybersecurity). My team and I also work with our vCIO and account managers to identify areas where clients can improve their cybersecurity stance.
  • How are you helping clients with CMMC preparation?
    • When clients engage us to provide some or all their cybersecurity services, my team and I manage the software and provide support and services so clients can meet their business needs.
  • What certifications do you have? 
    • I have an ITILv4 Foundations certification.

Maggie Gladden

  • Describe your role at CompuData and how you help our clients
    • I am a Strategic Account Manager, so I help our clients ensure that they are getting the most out of their services with CompuData. I also help clients decide what level of CMMC they need to be certified at and provide a readiness assessment so they can prepare for certification.
  • How does CMMC tie into your role? 
    • I help clients with all their security-related needs since I have a background in Cybersecurity and IT Audit. My job is to ensure our clients information is protected and secured, which includes being compliant with industry-related security standards. All of our clients that are primary or sub-contractors for the DOD information are required to get CMMC certified.
  • How are you helping clients with CMMC preparation?
    • I help clients determine what level of CMMC they need and then provide a readiness assessment so when they are getting certified by a C3PAO they have implemented and understand the necessary security practices for compliance.
  • What certifications do you have?  
    • I am a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner

CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner, CMMC certification CMMC Team

Michael Ulrich

  • Describe your role at CompuData and how you help our clients? 
    • I serve CompuData as a Level 2 Helpdesk Analyst. Our team takes a holistic approach to solving IT problems for our clients to make sure we address improvement opportunities fully and proactively.
  • How does CMMC tie into your role? 
    • CMMC provides a security framework or perhaps better put, a lens through which to view a client’s infrastructure. As a client progresses through the maturity levels, based upon their business need and role in the Defense Supply Chain, we can be more intentional about blending IT services into developed or developing processes and practices that meet CMMC requirements.
  • How are you helping clients with CMMC preparation?
    • We work with a talented team of IT professionals at CompuData to cover areas such as infrastructure, IT strategy, security, processes, and procedures. My passion is merging technology with process and procedural documentation to ensure each IT service has a defined, well-communicated purpose, a transparent management cycle, and that each service fits within the goal structure of the organization’s larger IT strategy.
  • What certifications do you have?  
    • I currently hold the CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner, both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 certifications, and a number of product-specific certifications for different IT services we offer. Outside of industry certifications, I also have my M.Ed. from Saint Francis University and my MBA from Holy Family University.

CompuData is a certified RPO and has multiple CMMC experts on our team of professionals. To learn more about our CMMC team expertise and how we can help your organization meet CMMC requirements please visit here.

For more information about the steps to take to prepare for CMMC requirements or if you are interested in getting a readiness assessment, please email us!  

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Author: Madison Liloia

Madison is a marketing professional who recently graduated from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She joined Compudata in 2020 as the Marketing Coordinator, working directly with all departments of the company. She considers herself a lifelong learner and is passionate about helping others. Her background includes experience in technology and software solutions, mainly in the product marketing and communications field. She is a South Jersey native but now lives in Philadelphia and enjoys exploring the city, her favorite restaurant being Barcelona Wine Bar in East Passyunk.