Mark Mensah

Managing Consultant
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Mark Mensah is a Managing Consultant in Aronson’s CMMC Advisory practice. He has 10+ years of broad-based experience in Cybersecurity including FISMA compliance, Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST SP 800-171, CMMC, ISO/IEC 27001, and other risk mitigation security techniques. He has performed CMMC readiness review with clients and interfaced with clients big and small to help establish and implement NIST 800-171 and CMMC requirements.

Prior to joining Aronson, Mark worked as CMMC SME/ Senior Cybersecurity Associate at an IT Audit firm where he helped the organization secure FedRAMP C3PAO accreditation and as well as stand up their CMMC and cybersecurity practice in line for CMMC C3PAO accreditation.

Before that Mark worked as a Senior Cybersecurity Architect for Maximus Federal where he was a key figure for gaining Authority to Operate (ATO) for the USCB 2020 Decennial Census Questionnaire Assistance (CQA) Program. The CQA program delivered call center operations for the 2020 Census Decennial Survey by developing a multi-layered Information System provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) on a FedRAMP authorized platform and infrastructure.

In addition to assisting clients with meeting their CMMC obligations, Mark enjoys sharing knowledge to help develop others. You can find his courses on Cybrary – the Leading Cybersecurity Professional Development Platform.

His watchwords in life are humility and loyalty.

Education

The University of Maryland, Masters of Science in Cloud Computing

The University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Blog

Don’t Fixate on CMMC Maturity Level: Start With Foundational Best Practices

There’s a lot of buzz about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) regulations... more
August 26, 2021