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Rylee Wedekind

Rylee, a co-founder and member of CyberNINES, leads the development and implementation of the cybersecurity quality management system, security awareness training, and compliance, based on ISO 27001 standards.

CyberNINES is now an Authorized C3PAO

CyberNINES first authorized CMMC Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) in Wisconsin and Minnesota to Perform Cybersecurity assessments for the Department of Defense.

MADISON, WI, September 26, 2022  – CyberNINES LLC. a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) has announced that it is the 26st company nation-wide and the first in Wisconsin and Minnesota to be authorized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (The Cyber AB) as a CMMC Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO).  CyberNINES successfully passed its CMMC Level 2 assessment administered by the Department of Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) during the first week of August 2022.

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CMMC ASSESSMENT ANOUNCEMENT

CMMC Assessments to Begin in August 2022

This week, the Cyber AB (formerly CMMC AB) made a major announcement at their July Town Hall. They reported that the CMMC program is moving forward and voluntary CMMC assessment will begin next month! These assessments are being led by accredited C3PAOs (CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization) and will convert into CMMC assessments when the CMMC Rule Making goes into effect in May 2023. 

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Strengthening Wisconsin's Supply Chain

Wisconsin DoD manufacturers and federal contractors gathered in Oshkosh on May 18 for the 8TH ANNUAL DOD CONTRACT MANAGEMENT UPDATE to discuss Supply Chain Challenges & Solutions in 2022. It has been a challenging year for the federal government and defense contractors as they face increased challenges – supply shortages, cost escalation, labor shortages, new requirements, and security challenges to mention a few.

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What’s the Difference Between a Vulnerability Scan and a PEN Test?

We find that often customers become confused between a Vulnerability Scan and a Penetration (PEN) test.  We’ve created this table below to show the differences. 
 
Basically, a  vulnerability scan is an automated, high-level test that looks for and reports potential vulnerabilities.
 
A penetration test is a detailed hands-on examination by an actual person that tries to detect and exploit weaknesses in your system.
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7 Top Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

For 18 years, CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) continue to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that we all have the resources we need to be safer and more secure online.  The following tips would be great to share with employees, family, and friends to raise their cyber awareness to further our protection.  Send out one or two tips a week for employee engagement and training.

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CyberNINES Expands to California

CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 Compliance & Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, CyberNINES, Expands in California  

MADISON, WIS. (July 30, 2021) — CyberNINES, a cybersecurity consulting company providing high-value and affordable CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 compliance services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Upper Midwest, has recently expanded its presence in California. Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, Todd Streicher, Vice President of Business Development, and Nick Alaga, Director of Business Development in Western Region, met this past month with businesses and partners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego to discuss the strategic development in the West region.

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