Richard Dahl founded cmplid:// Inc. in 2014 after over twenty years providing technical security services. The compliance daemon was initially developed as a simple assessment tool in the summer of 2001.  It was designed to assist him in the consulting services he was providing. It soon became clear that the methodology it supports, Unified Security Management (USM), as well as the capabilities it provided could fill a gap within the security solutions space; a user-friendly, effective, and efficient security management tool that was useful from initial installation.