September 11, 2020 — Edwards Performance Solutions is proud to be included as one of the first round organizations approved as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Licensed Partner Publishers (LPPs) through the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB).
As an LPP, Edwards is producing high quality training materials for LTPs (Licensed Training Partners), educating the CMMC community on how to apply and/or assess CMMC implementation. Because Edwards is one of the first LPPs for this newly created certification, we are advocates for the importance of the CMMC and the overall cybersecurity health of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
Edwards will play a role in nearly every aspect of the CMMC ecosystem. We support organizations in preparing for CMMC assessments and developing training, and plan to be a LTP, as well as a Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). The real-world experience of our cybersecurity experts adds to the value and quality of our educational materials and assessment capabilities. Our CMMC integration, coupled with our cybersecurity team’s extensive compliance expertise, provides real-world practice and examples to those seeking to purchase our training curricula.
“The security of the nation relies on the ability of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) to protect sensitive information, making the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program critical. It is also extremely important the certification process used by the army of auditors and consultants is consistent. Licensed Partner Publishers (LPPs), established by the CMMC-AB, are a key part of the CMMC ecosystem. The training Edwards creates as an LPP will help ensure the assessor, consulting, and DIB community apply CMMC requirements consistently and effectively.” – Brian Hubbard, Edwards Director, Cybersecurity and Commercial