RESTON, VA – October 21, 2020 – CMMC Con 2020 is a new one-day event designed to support stakeholders in the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (DIB) as they navigate the rapidly shifting future of cybersecurity compliance. The virtual conference, hosted by leading Managed CMMC Compliance provider CyberSheath, will provide actionable information on how defense contractors can achieve compliance with NIST 800-171 and CMMC and maintain revenue streams in the defense industry. CMMC Con 2020 will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open.
Small and medium-sized U.S. DIB contractors are facing increasing complexity and pressure to achieve compliance and demonstrate that they are meeting cybersecurity requirements. This one-day event will be the most focused and actionable virtual gathering for CMMC stakeholders, including government stakeholders, services providers, and contractors ever. CMMC Con 2020 will equip them with a better understanding of China’s role in the evolving threat landscape, the revisions to cybersecurity compliance law aimed at mitigating these threats, and how defense contractors can solve these challenges, including immediate steps they can take toward security and compliance.
The event will feature networking, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a panel discussion. Conversations will focus on DFARS compliance, the threat from China, how cybersecurity impacts the future of doing business with the DOD, and a “how to” session for small and medium-sized businesses struggling with NIST 800-171 and CMMC.
The conference will feature several keynote speakers, including:
- Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in a facilitated question-and-answer session
- Robert Spalding, retired Brigadier General, USAF, speaking on the threat from China
- Richard Wakeman, Senior Director – Aerospace & Defense – Microsoft Azure Global, offering an overview of what Microsoft is doing to assist the DIB in government compliance
- A panel discussion with current DIB CEOs on how they are approaching these complex issues
“This will be the most important conference we’ve ever held, given the state of DIB cybersecurity and its impact on our national defense and overall global economic competitiveness,” said Eric Noonan, the CEO Of CyberSheath. “We’ve designed this event to give defense contractors a better understanding of the threat from nation states that made the CMMC necessary, and most importantly, the specific steps they need to take to be eligible for future DOD contracts. Attendees will leave this event clear eyed around the why, what, and how of CMMC.”
At the end of this groundbreaking event, all attendees will be well-versed on the threat landscape, new rule changes, requirements and ramifications imposed on the DIB, and how to move forward in the changed world of DOD acquisition. Registered attendees will also receive a complimentary e-book described as “the Rosetta Stone” of CMMC compliance.