Paul Cella, CEO
When it comes to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity. This initiative enhances the protection of Federal Contract Information (FCI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and Covered Defense Information (CDI) for over 300,000 companies in the supply chain. In fact, the Department of Defence (DoD) is laying emphasis on CMMC swaying away from the self-assessment model to ensure that all DoD contractors have sufficient security controls in place to protect sensitive information. For the days to come, every DoD contractor needs to have an accredited CMMC Network to establish and maintain controls across 43 cybersecurity capabilities, including access control, asset management, audit & accountability, just to name a few.
This is where Industrial Security Integrators (IsI) steps in. The company has set the mission to provide reliable, cost-effective, fast, and WORRY-FREE cybersecurity, compliance, and IT support to contractors. After working with different vendors for CMMC compliance and conducting market research, the company jumped to the conclusion that the outcomes of existing solutions are far from optimum when it comes to implementing this new model.
That’s why IsI has expanded its business model—by forming DoD Security, LLC—to specially handle the needs of its current clients for CMMC Compliance. “Our CMMC and Managed Network Services (MNS) Solution is not an offering that the General Public can procure from us. It is specifically restricted to just IsI’s current Managed Security Service (MSS) Clients,” says Paul Cella, the CEO of Industrial Security Integrators (IsI).
DoD Security, LLC mirrors the IsI managed security services (MSS) structure and shares resources, leverages vendors, and streamlines operations to make sure that clients can financially meet the CMMC requirements and continue to conduct business with the U.S. Government. “We provide our clients with the ability to allocate their time for further revenue generation and business growth elsewhere,” mentions Cella. DoD Security’s offering includes a U.S. Based Helpdesk, 24/7/365 Monitoring of IT and Cloud Infrastructure, and IT Planning. It also deals with clients’ IT vendors to design, build, and maintain their compliance solutions—once the team’s target level of compliance is identified.
Apart from the CMMC offering, IsI offers one of the market-leading enterprise-level security information management product, Security Control (Sec-Con) software. Sec-Con was designed by Facility Security Officers (FSOs) for FSO’s to increase efficiencies, process speeds, and compliance with the NISPOM government regulations. It automates security processes from on-boarding of new hires, through annual training requirements, to employee termination. Sec- Con provides employees with a secure self-service portal in order to report insider threats and respond to action items, eliminating the need to chase down employees for needed process actions. More importantly, IsI provides a clear pricing model that enables clients to understand all of the costs up front.
IsI also opened the first Digital Fingerprinting Station in Herndon, Virginia to all Defence Contractors on November 1st, 2012 in compliance with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) requirements. This location is meant to service companies who are required to submit their fingerprints to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) electronically under the Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) Program for all types of background investigations. For the future, the company aims to be the largest network provider in the country. Truly, having such a focus on protecting classified information, IsI has emerged as an industry leader.