Evolving DoD Contractor Cybersecurity Requirements (2021 Update)

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on November 25, 2021)
Date: November 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Adam Austin, Totem Technologies
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 0.75 ATCs
APTAC BOK: D.14 Cyber Security

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

The United States’ adversaries are actively stealing the country’s military and industrial competitive advantage. Ubiquitous access to every organization’s multi-interconnected information systems facilitates this theft. The US Federal government recognizes the risk of theft of its sensitive information from its contractors’ information systems, such as Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Therefore, all Federal contractors have certain basic cybersecurity requirements they must implement in their internal information technology (IT) systems that process Federal contract-related data. Additionally, contractors that process information related to the Department of Defense contracts are beholden to DFARS clause 252.204-7012/7019/7020/7021, which requires significant cybersecurity safeguards. These safeguards are a challenge for any organization of any size to implement.  

Mr. Austin, Cybersecurity Lead at Totem.Tech, a small veteran-owned prime USAF contractor, will give an overview of these requirements in layman’s terms, describe some of the implementation challenges, and provide resources that you can use to navigate the cybersecurity landscape. Mr. Austin will also explain the ramifications of the evolving DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) that all DoD contractors must obtain over the next five years.

Target Audience: PTAC counselors, MEP counselors, DoD contract officers and program managers, DoD contractors and IT staff, IT managed service providers, IT managed security service providers

Meet Your Instructor:

Adam Austin


Adam Austin is the Cybersecurity Lead at Totem.Tech, a minority veteran-owned Prime DoD contractor. Mr. Austin has over a decade of experience securing classified, unclassified, and HIPAA-environment US Government IT systems, having worked with NASA, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Systems (CMS), and all branches of the Department of Defense. Adam holds a Master’s in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body Registered Practitioner (CMMCAB-RP). Adam’s goal is to leverage his experience and education to help small businesses in regulatory environments implement affordable, compliant, risk-based cybersecurity programs.


Nov 16 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 16 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm