MADISON (WI) ― 5NINES, a Madison-based IT company, and CAPT Scott Singer, USN (ret), a defense industry expert and former CIO at PaR Systems, have joined forces to create a new partnership called “CyberNINES”. This company’s focus will be to reduce complexity in order to help small and mid-size manufacturers in Wisconsin and Minnesota meet NIST 800-171, CMMC and other mandated federal compliance regulations.

The heart of the Midwest economy has been increasingly targeted by cyber-criminals causing disruption to their normal operations and the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain. Government regulations require the supply chain to assess and document their compliance in order to retain their federal contracts. A new program announced in January 2020, called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), will require all DoD contractors that process, transmit or store Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) to be certified by a third-party assessment organization.

CyberNINES was created as a spinoff of 5NINES cybersecurity business to address the complexity, cost and time associated with NIST SP 800-171 compliance. The rapidly changing cybersecurity policies may seem overwhelming without the help of cybersecurity experts. CyberNINES is now the preferred cybersecurity partner for all of 5NINES client’s needs. CyberNINES is also an active partner of Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)   The company has alo applied to be a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) for CMMC.

“We have developed a cost-effective, turnkey program to not only ensure compliance but help position businesses to land more DoD contracted work. We call it Compliance Without Complexity.” says Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES.

More information about the company can be found on our dedicated website at If you have any questions regarding our services or you’d like to schedule a consultation, please email