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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Demystifying Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

Oct
31
2023
Tue 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Online
Topic: Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense (DoD) has established stringent cybersecurity requirements for all its contracts. Soon, these requirements will extend to include the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a rigorous third-party assessment designed to ensure that defense contractors and subcontractors possess the capabilities to safeguard sensitive unclassified information.

Given the escalating threat landscape with adversaries launching cyberattacks, the DoD now mandates that companies within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) report their current cybersecurity compliance status through the DoD Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). Consequently, DIB companies have received letters from the DoD or their prime contractors seeking information about their compliance status.

Our workshop comprises two comprehensive sessions, followed by a dedicated Q&A.

´╗┐Session 1 will provide an overview of CMMC, the current DoD cybersecurity requirements, and a typical journey toward compliance.

Session 2 will delve into the specific cybersecurity requirements across the 14 domains. Also, we will share strategies for compliance and preparing for the assessments.

Note: This workshop is designed for individuals with a limited understanding of CMMC and its implications.

Speaker(s): Kyle Lai - Kyle is the President and CISO at KLC Consulting, a U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) authorized CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), which provides advisory consultations, conducts assessments, and enhances the cybersecurity of the Defense industry supply chain. Kyle also serves on the board of the C3PAO Forum. Layla Remmert - Layla leads the delivery of KLC Consulting's cybersecurity & compliance services for our U.S. Defense Industrial Base clients. She developed top-shelf expertise over 16 years of progressive experience, including five years with Booz Allen Hamilton as the team lead of 17 assessors. Her subject matter expertise, collaborative spirit, and superior communication skills make her a highly sought-after cyber DFARS compliance expert. Rob DelMastro, Director of the MSBDC Western Regional Office Sandra Ledbetter, MSBDC Government Sales Advisory Program

Co-Sponsor(s): MSBDC Government Sales Advisory Program and Massachusetts APEX Accelerator


Fee: No Cost