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HIGHLIGHT SELF-ASSESSED FOR NEW DOD CYBER MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – Highlight has self-assessed at level 3 of the DOD’s Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Continuing efforts to be at the forefront of essential best practice certifications, Highlight was the nation’s first company to conduct an external audit and gap analysis to evaluate our cybersecurity best practices. The company holds seven quality certifications, including being the only company in the U.S. to hold ISO® 44001:2017 for Collaboration and ISO® 56000:2020 for Innovation.

Highlight utilizes HI-Way, our best practices framework. The HI-WAY™ framework integrates industry best practices for program management, IT governance, technology implementation, risk management, and IT service management. HI-Way allows for Highlight to maintain and be prepared for new certifications as released such as CMMC.

“We’ve leveraged the NIST and CMMC guidance to advance our cyber posture with better controls, advanced monitoring, and a more secure architecture to protect our data,” said Adam McNair, COO of Highlight.

“As a federal contractor, Highlight understands the critical importance of cybersecurity throughout our organization. Our CMMC compliance enables Highlight to continue to execute our strategy to support DoD and federal agencies. Being one of the first companies to conduct an external CMMC assessment positions Highlight as one of the first companies positioned to achieve CMMC certification and to compete for contracts where CMMC is a requirement” said Rebecca Andino, CEO of Highlight.

About CMMC

In January 2020, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) released the Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in response to significant compromises of sensitive information. CMMC is a set of unifying cybersecurity standards and best practices for controlled unclassified information (CUI).

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, ISO 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.