Exploring The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
What is CMMC? What cybersecurity educators need to know:
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 assist these contractors prepare for these sweeping changes.
Attend the NCyTE Center 2-day CMMC Workshop – December 17 - 18, 2020.
NCyTE Center will present a 2-day virtual workshop on CMMC requirements for full-time college faculty and small business IT personnel. This CMMC Workshop will 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.
Please Note: Limited to 25 attendees
Who should attend?
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 made available to attendees.