Cybersecurity Risk Management Workshop Info

Protect your organization and lessen its vulnerability to cybersecurity threats

In this one-day workshop, gain access to insight and cybersecurity expertise to learn steps on how to protect your organization and lessen its vulnerability to overall cybersecurity threats.

If you have government and/or defense customers or are interested in expanding your presence as a supplier in the government and/or defense market, this workshop is especially for you.

Most government and defense contractors must meet stringent cyber security compliance standards. In the foreseeable future, those standards will include the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). However, even the most experienced Information Technology (IT) professionals find it challenging to comply with these cybersecurity controls.

To address these challenges, our presenters will provide hands-on training designed to help companies understand how to interpret the requirements and apply corrective action necessary to gain and maintain compliance.

Topics Covered Include:

  • The Need for Cybersecurity Resiliency in the US
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Compliance Process Planning
  • Building a Cybersecurity Resilient Environment
  • Introduction to Gap Analysis and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  • A Tools Overview, including a System Security Plan (SSP)
  • Assistance with Drafting Company Policies and Plans
  • Checklists for SPRS and DIBNet Portal Registration
  • The Department of Defense’s mandatory CUI training

Government contractors will improve understanding and spread awareness of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards to improve compliance within the supply chain.

With the aid of references and guidance provided during this project, government/defense contracting organizations attending the workshop will be able to complete a Cyber Compliance Gap Analysis and Self‐Assessment, generate a draft POA&M, SSP, and a compliance score compatible with SPRS upload in accordance with DFARS 252.204‐7019.

Who Should Attend

IT-related staff and company leadership. This is required to ensure leadership is also engaged and on board with what they need to do. Compliance requires top‐down buy-in and participation to be successful. Our presenters note that compliance efforts fail as a delegated IT task and need involvement from multiple parts of the company.

Presenters

Matt Christmann, Iviry - System Analyst and Cyber Compliance Specialist

Matt has over 15 years of USMC experience working in intelligence fields. He has been certified as a CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP) and has a Security+ CE certification. Matt has spent the last several years providing guided gap analysis sessions to contractor organizations to identify current states of compliance. He also provides detailed planning and project management support for remediation actions and develops tailored policy and plan documentation in support of NIST and CMMC requirements.

Jodie Mjoen, Impact Dakota - CEO/ President

Jodie has 27 years’ experience implementing federal, industry and customer regulatory compliance requirements at manufacturers throughout the United States and abroad. He is a member of the NIST MEP National Network (NN) Cybersecurity Working Group team and the Cyber Program Lead for Impact Dakota. Jodie has been providing midwestern manufacturers with Cybersecurity support services since 2019.

Investment

$39 /person.

Lunch is included.

Date + Location

October 13 - Sioux Falls - [REGISTER HERE]

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