What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

CMMC stands for “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification”.  The CMMC is a formal certification intended to ensure that appropriate levels of cybersecurity controls and processes are in place to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) residing on DoD contractor networks.  If your business offers products and/or services to the DoD or a DoD contractor, the CMMC will apply to you.

Managed Services

Outsourced IT Overview

Outsource IT

What is a Managed Services Provider? A managed services provider (MSP) offers management and support of IT network-based services, applications and equipment. As businesses become increasingly dependent on IT, the need for a reliable MSP that allows business owners and employees to focus on their core functions has become critical.


Managed IT

Everything We Do is Designed to Proactively Improve Your Efficiency

It’s easy to not think about the health and maintenance of your computers, your servers, and your overall network until there is a problem. That’s when it starts costing your business time, productivity, and revenue. We focus on preventing issues before they get to that point. We take proactive, future-minded measures to avoid disruption across your network. This way, your technology can help your business become more profitable.

Managed Cybersecurity

A Good DEFENSE Never Rests  – F. Lee Bailey

Managed Services

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, and cybercriminals have set their sights on businesses of all sizes. The number of security breaches reported in the US has been increasing rapidly and the cost of dealing with a cybersecurity incident has only gotten more expensive.

Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing

Protect your organization, and your reputation, from cyber criminals by starting from the inside-out.

According to a recent study by Symantec, smaller organizations ranging from 1–250 employees have the highest targeted malicious email rate at 1 in 323. A massive 94% of malware is delivered by email. A solid firewall and spam protection are a good start, but sometimes threats can slip through even the most high-end security tools. Educating end-users is critical to preventing data breaches and other attacks.

Dark Web Monitoring

Ongoing Detection of Compromised User Credentials

The dark web is a dangerous, anonymous portion of the Internet where a lot of illegal activity happens. When a website or organization experiences a data breach, the hackers often take the stolen data and distribute (or sell) it on the dark web. Today, high-profile data breaches happen all the time, and in 2019 alone more than 5.3 billion records were exposed.

If you suspect your organization has been compromised, we can help. From rogue insiders to unknown outsider threats, Appalachia's Cybersecurity Breach Response establishes an efficient, effective and orderly response to a cybersecurity related condition(s).

Cybersecurity Consulting

Cybersecurity is a Priority, and We Take it Very Seriously

Today, no business, regardless of size or industry, is exempt from being targeted by cybercriminals. Appalachia Technologies can provide guidance and insight to help you make confident decisions regarding your IT security. Our highly-certified cybersecurity experts are dedicated to protecting businesses of all sizes.

Penetration Testing Services

Internal & External Network Penetration Testing, Web App Penetration, and Social Engineering

Every 39 seconds there is another cyber attack. Cybercriminals are utilizing robust tools and sophisticated techniques to attack businesses and steal data. Knowing your own weaknesses is critical to preventing disaster before it is too late. 

Penetration testing simulates real-world attacks which identify points of exploitation and test your defensive mechanisms. The primary goal of a penetration test is to evaluate your overall security posture.

Security Assessments

Get a Strategic, Unbiased Perspective on Cybersecurity Threats

appalachia technologies vulnerability assessments

The modern business environment is an increasingly complex system with many shifting pieces. Over time, new end-points are added, software is installed or changed, and policies are adjusted. Cloud services are increasingly embraced, and workforces continue to be more mobile. This can lead to exploits that online threats and cybercriminals can take advantage of.


HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

Meeting and Sustaining HIPAA Compliance Requires Regular Evaluation

Hippa Security Risk

Protecting sensitive patient and customer data is not only ethical, it’s required. In order to maintain HIPAA compliance, your organization needs to have written policies and procedures, provide employee HIPAA security training, and perform regular compliance testing across the board.

Central PA's Leading IT Consultant

Professional, Enterprise-Level IT Consulting and Project Implementation

IT Consulting

Appalachia Technologies is well-versed with working with businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex IT problems and implement new solutions. In fact, other regional IT providers often seek the expertise of our highly-certified consultants, engineers, and technicians.


IT Infrastructure and Networking

From Planning to Implementation, Appalachia Can Handle Complex IT Projects of Any Size

Core Networking

If your organization needs to expand upon or upgrade the IT infrastructure that keeps it running, you also likely need to do so with minimal disruption while staying within your budget. Our project managers can provide the timely delivery of your project while coordinating all of the complex moving parts involved.


Data Center Strategy & Consulting

Empower Your Business through Mobility and Scalability

Data Center

Cloud computing offers a massive range of capabilities that were once only reserved for businesses who were prepared to make costly, and sometimes risky investments. Purchasing high-end on-premise infrastructure to handle new software, add a new set of capabilities, or to otherwise innovate your solution stack is expensive; especially if there is a risk it might not be profitable.

Certified Microsoft Consultants

Active Directory Support

System MS

Windows Active Directory is Microsoft’s enterprise-level solution for managing, securing, and designing policies to control your users and groups across your IT environment. Our highly-certified IT engineers have deep expertise designing, scaling, and strengthening your organization’s network.

Desktop and Server Virtualization

Reduce Your Hardware Footprint


Virtualization allows you to run multiple devices on a single server. For example, instead of having unique servers for singular solutions, such as email, active directory, and running line-of-business applications, they can be combined into a single machine.

Move To The Cloud Consulting

We are the Cloud Migration Experts

Move to the cloud consulting

Cloud computing has been a massive game changer for businesses that have done it right. The cloud can be transformative for your business, allowing you to expand your resources effectively, consolidate your IT footprint, and allow you to improve user experience. You probably already knew that, which is why you are here now.

Office 365 Migrations

Move Your Email to the Cloud Securely Without Disruption

Migration Hosted Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Office 365 can empower your staff with easy access to email, calendars, and the ability to collaborate from anywhere across virtually any device. With built-in privacy and compliance features, Office 365 can be a big step up for many businesses running older on-premises systems.

Cloud Backup

Survive Any Data-Loss Disaster

Cloud Backup

Data backup is a critical part of business continuity, and it only makes sense for a business to do it the right way. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from hardware failure, to natural disasters, to cybercrime, or unintential user error. We can help you mitigate those risks with a managed backup solution to protect your physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure's and data.


Business Continuity

Planning, Implementing, Updating, and Testing Your Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity

Your BCP (Business Continuity Plan) plays a critical role when your organization faces a disaster. The goal of your BCP is to ensure that your organization is resilient and continues operation during and long after a catastrophic event, such as a natural disaster, an unexpected change in staff or an infrastructure outage.

News & Updates

P  R  E  S  S     R  E  L  E  A  S  E Mechanicsburg, PA, September 29, 2020:  Today, Appalachia Technologies, a Managed IT and Cybersecurity Provider, announced their acquisition of Stronghold Cyber Security (SCS), a company specializing in NIST, CMMC, and DFARS compliance consulting services to defense contractors.

Contact Us

Learn more about what Appalachia Technologies can do for your business.

Appalachia Technologies
5012 Lenker Street
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050