In observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month this Oct., the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Bradley University is offering a three-part webinar series to help government contractors with cybersecurity. The series will introduce the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) cybersecurity evolution from NIST 800-171 to the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and explore the DoD’s rationale for implementing this new model.
The most important element will be to educate DoD suppliers on how to navigate the new requirements. If you are one of the 221,000+ suppliers to the DoD – whether big or small, prime or subcontractor – or if you handle federal contract information or controlled unclassified information, you will need to become certified to bid on contracts; this became a requirement earlier this year.
The webinar series will conclude with a complete path forward to become certified and explore why the process will likely take most organizations six months or more to complete.
This is the 2nd of the three webinars.
Benefits of Attending:
Our Speaker: Adam Austin, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer for Totem Tech, has a decade of experience securing classified and HIPAA-environment US Government IT systems, having worked with NASA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and the Department of Defense. He is currently a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP). Adam holds a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University, and is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Adam’s goal is to leverage his experience and education to help small businesses implement affordable risk-based cybersecurity programs. Totem is a proud Veteran Owned Small Business. Register in advance
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM