Preparing for CMMC Certification

Description: The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will be a requirement for defense contractors beginning in the Fall of 2020. Unlike NIST 800-171, ALL contractors will be required to achieve certification from an independent third party assessing organization (3PAO) in order to secure defense contracts. In our talk, we will address the following questions:

  • Status update on the CMMC roll out: what to expect and how/when it will apply to your organization
  • What is CMMC and how is it different from DFARS 7012 and NIST 800-171
  • What should you be doing now to prepare for CMMC
  • What does CMMC mean for the future of cyber compliance

Speaker: Chris Rose is the founder and managing partner of Ariento, a cybersecurity, IT and compliance service provider to small and mid-sized organizations. His background in information security began at a Fortune 200 company in 2006. He left to serve six years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where he was the country Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Republic of Georgia, a role in which he built, secured and successfully protected the USMC cyber architecture in a highly vulnerable cyber threat environment. Upon returning to the United States, Chris pursued an MBA and Masters of Computer Science from UCLA and worked for the MITRE Corporation as a cybersecurity engineer, a role in which he identified more than 1,000 vulnerabilities and recommended fixes in national security software. Chris gives back to the cyber community through serving on numerous boards, appearing as a regular speaker for various outlets including the Wall Street Journal, and teaching topics of cybersecurity and privacy at UCLA and other institutions.

This is a recording of SecureTheVillage’s webinar on April 9th, 2020, hosted by Stan Stahl, PhD.

Slides: Preparing for CMMC Certification

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