Melissa McCoy

Melissa is a seasoned Cybersecurity Professional and Security Architect with 30 years of experience. She has been helping companies prepare for DFARs and now CMMC Assessments since 2019. Melissa is a CISSP-ISSAP and CCSP . She is also the CTO of Kaizen Approach, Inc.

Kaizen Approach Inc is not just another company helping prepare DoD contractors for a CMMC audit: we are a DoD contractor ourselves. We know your business concerns because they are our concerns as a fellow DoD contractor. We speak the same language and understand the challenges you face.

We are experienced with CMMC preparation. We have prepared ourselves for our own CMMC Audit, and in doing so, we learned many valuable lessons and time saving techniques that led us to help other DoD companies get prepared for their CMMC audit.   

We are your CMMC partners. Kaizen’s Security Architects will do more than simply perform a gap assessment and hand you a list of action items. We will partner with you to develop your policies and  procedures, assist you with selecting solutions, and aid in the configuration and installation of systems and services. We’ll work with your IT staff or Managed Service Provider to provide exactly what your company needs to  prepare for a CMMC Audit.

We can save you a lot of money!

Kaizen Approach’s status as a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller (QMCS) allows our qualifying clients to claim a tax credit up to $50,000 through the Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) Tax Credit.

We are  established partners with Maryland’s Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) which provides grants to  our clients that helps defray the cost of CMMC Audit preparation for qualified Maryland Defense Contractors.