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C3 Integrated Solutions and Steel Root Merge to Help the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Manage Technology, Security, and CMMC Compliance

November 16, 2022

Industry veteran Marc Pantoni joins as CEO; new capital investment from M/C Partners enables combined entity to further develop and expand its platform approach to CMMC-focused managed services for the...

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From Our Founders: The Evolution of Steel Root

November 16, 2022

When we started Steel Root in 2016, the problem of cybersecurity was already front and center for businesses of all sizes. Our mission was simple: help businesses implement IT and...

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Steel Root Announces 2023 Call for Applications for the Second Annual Cybersecurity Scholarship

September 27, 2022

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Latest release of our CMMC Reference Architecture is here!

September 21, 2022

Semi-annual update to Steel Root's managed compliance offering includes security and usability improvements, enhanced administrative controls, and updates to compliance implementations to help customers prepare for CMMC.

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A Vision for Software Bill of Materials in the DoD

July 7, 2022

Former DoD Chief Software Officer lays out a strategic vision for using Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) to achieve "visual clarity" of vulnerabilities in software that powers everything from administrative...

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DoD Thunderdome: Legacy Security Enter, Zero Trust Leave

April 18, 2022

Thunderdome is a DoD zero-trust prototype that “aims to reconcile zero trust ideals, identity management technology, and the secure access service edge (SASE) concept with endpoint security goals.”

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Zero Trust and CMMC: Resolving Friction to Accelerate Compliance

July 16, 2021

Leveraging a zero-trust strategy in the cloud can help defense contractors scope out technical debt, modernize IT infrastructure, and accelerate compliance timelines.

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Rethinking Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM)

July 6, 2021

The RMM platforms used by MSPs today are not up to the task of meeting modern cybersecurity challenges. MSP tooling and practices must evolve to keep pace with the threats...

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Should DHS Contractors Worry About CMMC?

November 7, 2020

As CMMC continues to show up outside of DoD contracts, many have theorized that it could become a standard across the federal government. We sat down with Bob Kolasky, Assistant...

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Helping Security Vendors Understand CMMC: “Use a net, not a harpoon.”

September 29, 2020

Many cybersecurity companies struggle to understand the nuanced requirements of DFARS and CMMC. As a result, government contractors find themselves in the awkward position of being unable to find a...

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Your Road to CMMC: Putting the Right MSP Partner Behind the Wheel

May 27, 2020

Five questions to vet your Managed Service Provider's readiness for CMMC.

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Everyone Plays a Part in the Creative Economy

August 16, 2019

Steel Root Co-founder Ryan Heidorn was interviewed by Creative North Shore for an article about local businesses and their part in the local creative economy.

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Best Defense for a DFARS Audit? Pick the Right Partner.

August 5, 2019

Ryan Heidorn describes five qualities to look for in a service provider to help achieve DFARS compliance.

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Why the Real Estate Industry Is a Prime Target for Hackers

July 2, 2019

Ryan Heidorn of Steel Root and EJ Whaley of email security company GreatHorn break down the anatomy of the wire fraud scams plaguing the real estate industry.

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Real Estate: Fighting Wire Fraud and Improving IT

October 24, 2018

Learn how one of Boston’s top luxury real estate firms took steps to protect its business, agents, and clients against scams and onsite technology downtime.

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Steel Root Summer Cruise

September 22, 2018

Photo recap of the Steel Root 2018 Summer Cruise! We had a blast and look forward to seeing everyone next year.

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Is Blocking European Visitors to Your Website a Valid GDPR Strategy?

May 6, 2018

We got caught up in a viral Twitter debate about whether U.S. businesses could comply with GDPR by blocking European visitors from their website.

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Steel Root Logo Races in NASCAR

March 23, 2018

Steel Root's logo raced on the No. 2 Dollar Shave Club Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Matt Tifft for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at ISM Raceway in...

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