After years of seeing its supply chain get pummeled by cyberattacks and sensitive information lost to foreign adversaries, the Department of Defense (DoD) is taking action. With the up-and-coming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), DoD contractors and subcontractors will be required to implement a robust set of cybersecurity safeguards to protect the DoD information they handle. Unfortunately, CMMC is presenting serious challenges for small businesses as, for some, the costs to become compliant outweigh the benefits of doing business with the federal government. Can small businesses overcome the burdensome CMMC requirements and remain part of the nation’s most important supply chain, or will they be forced out?
In this course, Nathan Cross, a Cybersecurity Engineer at Totem Technologies, will explain CMMC in plain English and update you on the most recent developments. He will also discuss the most challenging aspects of CMMC compliance for small businesses and share strategies for tackling them.
Target Audience: Small business owners/leaders/managers, IT and security personnel, and anyone with a role or interest in cybersecurity compliance efforts
Meet Your Instructor:
NATHAN CROSS, Totem Technologies
Nathan is a Cybersecurity Engineer at Totem Technologies, a small business Department of Defense (DoD) contractor. He specializes in small business cybersecurity, particularly within the Defense Industrial Base, where he has multiple years of experience assisting DoD contractors in meeting CMMC requirements. He has presented on small business cybersecurity and CMMC compliance at multiple conferences and is passionate about helping small businesses reduce cybersecurity risk in a cost-effective manner.