Calendar of Events - Becoming Compliant as a Gov. Contractor

In observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month this Oct., the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Bradley University is offering a three-part webinar series to help government contractors with cybersecurity. The series will introduce the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) cybersecurity evolution from NIST 800-171 to the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and explore the DoD’s rationale for implementing this new model.

The most important element will be to educate DoD suppliers on how to navigate the new requirements. If you are one of the 221,000+ suppliers to the DoD – whether big or small, prime or subcontractor – or if you handle federal contract information or controlled unclassified information, you will need to become certified to bid on contracts; this became a requirement earlier this year.

The webinar series will conclude with a complete path forward to become certified and explore why the process will likely take most organizations six months or more to complete.

This is the 3rd of the three webinars.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Steps required to meet CMMC compliance requirements
  • Pitfalls to avoid when working towards compliance
  • On-going investments to maintain compliance
  • Vetting 3rd party providers

Our Speaker:

Brian Berger is the president of Cytellix Corporation, responsible for running the business that includes business operations, marketing, technology development, sales and customer success of the cyber team and its high touch services and enterprise grade technology solutions at an affordable cost. He possesses over 28 years of experience in device security, IT, data analytics and corporate leadership and has led the successful development early stage companies to leadership positions in their respective markets. Berger has led the completion of strategic agreements with multibillion-dollar cloud service providers and OEM’s, securing significant contracts in data encryption, authentication, network security, cloud, analytics and embedded hardware security. Prior to his role at Cytellix, Berger was co-founder and CEO of Cerberus Co., an IoT and cloud security company renowned for developing owner-based information containers managed from the cloud. Berger holds seven patents in cryptographic technology. He has served as the chairman and board director for Trusted Computing Group. Register in advance for this meeting