Registered Practitioner Organization’s (RPO) versus Certified Third-Party Organization’s (C3PAO) What is the difference?

You now know about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) but let ‘s discuss a little about the different types of people and groups associated within this ecosystem.  We are going to break these individuals down into two groups. The organizations registered through the CMMC AB , and the individual people registered through the program (for now we are leaving out other ancillary categories). 
C3PAO’s (Certified Third-Party Auditing Organizations) 

This is a company that has met all CMMC certification criteria and submitted the requisite documents to the CMMC AB to qualify as an organization that can contract directly with a Government Contractor for the purpose of either a pre-assessment or a certified third-party assessment.


F1 Solutions offers email encryption services as well as mobile device and storage encryption. Mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones make up the largest percent of data breaches. Most government regulatory rules mandate the use of encryption for critical and sensitive data.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

The new CMMC model was created by The Department of Defense under the Secretary of State. This program was designed in order to keep Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) out of the hands of government officials who are not DFARS compliant.

DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) and CMMC accreditation will now be required for all government contractors and suppliers with CUI access.

Network Security

A security breach can be detrimental to your business. Small businesses are being targeted more than ever by hackers, phishing attacks, and viruses. Your data can be stolen, ultimately paralyzing your operations. Don’t wait until this happens! Contact F1 Solutions and our skilled tech experts can assess your network and identify any weaknesses.

F1 Solutions: CMMC Update

Advanced Update on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification CMMC
I know many of you have been following the roll-out of the CMMC rules and requirements. I wanted to take a minute to update you on what we know. F1 recognized well over a year ago the impact that this new requirement would have on you, our customers, and we made a push to stay in the know.

The security risks of rooted smartphones

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become beneficial not only to employees but also to business owners. Not only do these allow users to finish tasks from a device they own, but companies also save money by eliminating the need to buy equipment.

Confusing technical jargon businesses should be familiar with

It’s never easy learning about technology, and its rapid development isn’t helping businesses understand it any further. However, it’s important for everyone in your organization to be familiar with tech jargon. Once you learn the language, you can take advantage of technology better to not only keep a competitive edge, but also ensure maximum profits, high employee morale, and happier customers.

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