Founding CMMC-AB Board Member Chris Golden Joins Ariento Advisory Board

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Ariento Inc. announced today that Chris Golden, founding board member of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), has joined the company’s Advisory Board.

Ariento Inc., a leading IT, cybersecurity and compliance service provider, announced today that Chris Golden, founding board member of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), has joined the company’s Advisory Board.

“We’re thrilled to bring on someone of Chris’s caliber to our advisory board. Having been a founding board member for the CMMC Accreditation Body, Chris brings direct knowledge and experience from one of the key stakeholders of the entire CMMC ecosystem,” said Chris Rose, Managing Partner of Ariento. “He also offers a career’s worth of experience in cybersecurity and risk management in the Defense and Healthcare spaces which we plan to take full advantage of.”

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In addition to his role as a founding member of the CMMC-AB Board of Directors, Chris Golden is a career risk manager and recognized expert in both Cybersecurity and Third-Party Risk Management. Chris took his commission in the USAF after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. After his retirement from the Air Force, Chris continued to serve in a number of technical defense contractor positions. Upon leaving the Federal sector, Chris was hired by DTCC as their Director of Cybersecurity Strategic Planning. He holds two Master’s degrees, an MS in Computer Information Systems and an MA from the Naval War College.  Chris also holds multiple Cybersecurity and Third-Party Risk Management Certifications such as CISSP, CTPRP, CISA among others.  He is a noted, published speaker in risk management.

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CMMC is a new cyber compliance standard put out by the Department of Defense (DoD) and expected to take effect later this year. The CMMC-AB has been working with the DoD and hundreds of members of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) to deploy a CMMC assessment ecosystem that will enhance the security our nation’s supply chain.