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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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CMMC Compliance Means DoD Business

December 2, 2020

Steel Root co-founder Ryan Heidorn was interviewed by Security Systems News on the CMMC rollout and what it means for DoD contractors

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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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Working from Home Poses Cybersecurity Challenges for Businesses

July 21, 2020

Steel Root co-founder Ryan Heidorn discusses the need for increased vigilance about cybersecurity when it comes to a remote workforce.

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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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104.9 FM: Hear Us Talk About Ourselves and Cybersecurity

March 25, 2018

Listen to Steel Root co-founders Ryan Heidorn and Scott Freedson talk about Steel Root during a live broadcast from the North Shore Business Expo.

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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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Radio Entrepreneurs: Ryan Talks Entrepreneurship

December 25, 2017

Steel Root co-founder Ryan Heidorn appeared on Radio Entrepreneurs to talk entrepreneurship and why he started Steel Root.

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Community Is Right for Salem IT Company

November 30, 2017

Interview with Ryan Heidorn about why Steel Root chose to set up business operations in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Unity Through Innovation — The North Shore’s Journey Toward Becoming a Tech Hub

November 20, 2017

VentureFizz documents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene on Boston's North Shore, highlighting Steel Root as an example of new technology startups in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Van Loan School IT Graduate Co-Founds a Cybersecurity Company

October 20, 2017

Steel Root co-founder Ryan Heidorn was profiled in a press release by his alma mater, Endicott College.

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MHS Grad Sinks Steel Roots in Cyber Security

March 27, 2017

The Marblehead Reporter profiles Steel Root co-founder Scott Freedson, a Marblehead native, in an interview about starting Steel Root.

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