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CMMC update

September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CMMC: Facts, Fiction & What You Need to Know Now
with Rick Hill, Senior Vice President, HumanTouch, LLC
and James Norris, Cyber Risk Advisor, HumanTouch, LLC

Thursday, September 30th   |   1pm ET
Virtual program via WebEx platform


For small businesses in the Defense Industrial Base, CMMC feels like an insurmountable hurdle. Whether you’re just getting started or are on your way to compliance, get actionable steps and get your important questions answered. This session will address hot topics – including why being CMMC compliant matters and why it matters NOW. This briefing will provide an update on CMMC by several panelists who are experts in cybersecurity. This program will be conducted virtually via WebEx.

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) recognizes that security is foundational to acquisition and should not be traded along with cost, schedule, and performance moving forward. The Department is committed to working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain.  [Learn more: https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/index.html]

OUSD(A&S), working with DoD stakeholders, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and industry, developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework.

  • The CMMC will review and combine various cybersecurity standards and best practices and map these controls and processes across several maturity levels that range from basic cyber hygiene to advanced. For a given CMMC level, the associated controls and processes, when implemented, will reduce risk against a specific set of cyber threats.
  • The CMMC effort builds upon existing regulation (DFARS 252.204-7012) that is based on trust by adding a verification component with respect to cybersecurity requirements.
  • The goal is for CMMC to be cost-effective and affordable for small businesses to implement at the lower CMMC levels.
  • Authorized and accredited CMMC Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) will conduct assessments and issue CMMC certificates to Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies at the appropriate level.

CMMC Accreditation Board
The CMMC Accreditation Body is authorized by the US Department of Defense to be the sole authoritative source for the operationalization of CMMC Assessments and Training with the DOD contractor community, or other communities that may adopt the CMMC, and does not endorse, support, or promote any organization outside of the Accreditation Body that might use the acronym “CMMC” in their organization name, or in any description of the services they may provide. [Learn more: https://cmmcab.org/ ]

Rick Hill, Sr. Vice President, HumanTouch, LLC,
brings more than 30 years of experience helping clients navigate complex business, cyber security, and information technology challenges. At HumanTouch, Rick leads solutions delivery, capture and strategic growth. As a former Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Rick led a cross-cutting cybersecurity business supporting the federal, civil and financial services sector. Rick is a PMP, engineer and holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

James Norris, Cyber Risk Advisor, HumanTouch, LLC, is a Registered Practitioner (RP) committed to helping Organizations Seeking Certification (OSCs) understand the nuances of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, specifically small to medium businesses whose livelihood depend on compliance. He has been under the wing of an Original Working Committee Group Member of the CMMC-AB learning the ropes of emerging regulations. Published in American Security Today, Norris continued to emphasize the importance of the CMMC to OSCs. Norris’s passion and enthusiasm for cybersecurity and navigating organizations through their journey to certification is undeniable.

[HumanTouch, LLC is a systems integrator to the Federal Government and Department of Defense providing leading-edge cloud, infrastructure, accessibility, and operations solutions and an RPO for CMMC. Our experts are the human factor that bridges the technology gap for your organization. www.humantouchllc.com/Cmmc]


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Acquisition workforce attendees can earn 2 CL points. They should be logged manually into eDACM:  https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/navyedacm/Login/Logout.aspx


September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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