The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across the companies included in the defense industrial base. Significant compromises of sensitive U.S. defense information on vendor computer networks have prompted new rules and requirements. Soon over 300,000 new and existing Department of Defense (DoD) contractors seeking new contracts with the DoD must meet requirements announced January 1, 2020. The model is design to protect our national DoD supply chain from cyber criminals and state sponsored attacks.
Contractors continue to be responsible for implementing critical cybersecurity requirements, but the CMMC also requires third-party assessments. Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, and Universities across the nation can help these contractors prepare for these sweeping changes.
Attend the NCyTE Center 2-day CMMC Workshop—Two sessions now open for registration
- Monday and Tuesday, November 30 and December 1, 2020, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Pacific)
- Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18, 2020, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Pacific)
Please Note: Limited to 25 attendees per session—Register ASAP
Exploring the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certificate (CMMC)
The timely 2-day virtual workshop will introduce CMMC requirements to college faculty for inclusion in their courses and to small business IT personnel for application to their business. This workshop provides an overview of how to prepare for future certification, including its requirements, impact and importance for contractors working with the DoD. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the course is free.
John Sands, PI and Director of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) and professor at Moraine Valley Community College in Chicago will present the course. An Instructor Guidebook, Student Guidebook, training resources, and a Canvas course package will be available to attendees.
For more information, contact Trina Bol at [email protected].
Who should attend?
- Full-time cybersecurity faculty at community colleges, technical colleges, and universities seeking to better prepare students for the workforce with CMMC certification.
- Small business IT and cybersecurity personnel at DIB businesses pursuing CMMC certification to compete for DoD contracts. (Acceptance of participants on a space-available basis.)
Who must comply?
- Contractors, Suppliers, Small Businesses, Vendors: CMMC certification will eventually be required of all DOD contractors including suppliers at all tiers of the supply chain.
- Third-Party Assessors: The CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) developed procedures to certify third party assessment organizations (CP3AO) to evaluate companies' CMMC levels.
Maturity Levels addressed as part of NCyTE workshop:
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense combined several cybersecurity standards and best practices and mapped these controls and processes across several maturity levels. Each level will progressively mandate higher technical requirements and assessment—Level 1 through Level 5. Each Maturity Level will be covered in this workshop.
The National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE) is a consortium of colleges, universities, high schools, and industry partners working together to grow and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Currently funded as a national resource center by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant, NCyTE is administered by Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA.