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The final version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was released in January 2020.  CMMC requirements will begin appearing in DoD RFIs beginning in June and RFPs in August.  All contractors and subcontractors comprising the DoD supply chain will be required to achieve the CMMC.  Contract award will be denied to prime contractors if they and/or their suppliers are not CMMC certified.  Therefore, it is critical for all DoD contractors to be in compliance and obtain the certification within the required timeframe.

This immersive 2-day course will unpack the legal, compliance and technical requirements of CMMC, answering the “what” and “why” as well as “how” to implement the required practices and processes. Participants will gain perspective on the expectations of the DoD with respect to cybersecurity and will also be provided with clear, actionable steps to accelerate their path to certification.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the expectations of the DoD for cybersecurity for members of the Defense Industrial Base (DOB)
  • Select a target CMMC level for your organization
  • Identify the status of capabilities within your organization needed to achieve the required CMMC level
  • Choose appropriate and effective solutions for your organization
  • Understand the certification process and the success criteria for achieving certification 
  • Describe and implement a plan of action to prepare your organization for certification
November 2-3, 2021
American Management Association
Arlington, VA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,275.00
Enhanced: $1,670.00
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
Day 1
Module 1: Introduction to CMMC
  • Threat overview
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Legal Implications
  • Motivations for CMMC
  • Goals and objectives of the program
Module 2: Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • FAR and DFARs
  • Applicability
  • Expected changes to current regulations
  • Implementation timeline
Morning Break

Module 3: Certification Process
  • What is known about certification
  • Charting the unkown
  • Consequences for contrators
Module 4: The CMMC Model Framework
  • Model overview
  • Decoding CMMC Lingo
  • CMMC Lingo
Lunch Break

Module 5 – CMMC Levels 1 and 2
  • Purpose and intent
  • Required practices
  • Demonstrating maturity
Module 6 – CMMC Level 3
  • Purpose and intent
  • Required practices
  • What's new beyond NIST SP 800-171
  • Demonstrating maturity
Day 2 
Module 7 – Reference Security Architecture for Handling CUI
  • Hybrid IT architecture 
  • Security program components
  • Technical secuirty practices
  • IT operational practices
  • Incident response and reporting
Module 8 – CMMC Levels 4
  • Purpose and intent
  • Required practices
  • Demonstrating maturity
Morning Break

Module 9 – CMMC Preparation
  • Scope of certification
  • Segmentation of networks and systems
  • Selecting solutions
  • Utilizing service providers
  • Using cloud services to shift the compliance burden
Module 10 – CMMC Accreditation Body and Third Party Assessors
  • Role of the Accreditation Body
  • Role of Certified Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs)
  • Training and certification of assessors
Lunch Break

Module 11 – CMMC Assessment
  • Assessment vs self attestation
  • Preparing for an audit
  • Curation of evidence
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Handling exceptions and deficiencies
  • Dispute resolution
Module 12: Managing your supply chain
  • Flow down of CMMC requirements
  • Outreach and mentoring of subcontractors
  • Assessing readiness of suppliers
Module 13: CMMC and the Big Picture
  • Threat Landscape
  • FAR, DFARs, and other Agency Regulations
  • Statutes and Executive Orders
  • Interaction between other requirements and CMMC
  • CMMC Beyond DoD
  • Ed Bassett
    Chief Information Security Officer, NeoSystems
    Mr. Bassett is a senior Cyber Security and Risk Management subject matter expert with over 32 years of experience in all aspects of security and privacy program architecture, design, management, and operations. His experience spans Government, Health Care, Financial Services and other industries and...
  • Eric Crusius
    Partner, Holland & Knight
    Eric, a Partner at Holland & Knight specializing in Government Contracts, Internet/Technology Law, and representing businesses of all shapes and sizes, was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. This honor is only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys who meet certain criteria. Eric has appeared as a g...
  • Stuart Itkin
    Vice President, CMMC and FedRAMP Assurance
    As Vice President of CMMC and FedRAMP Assurance at Coalfire Federal, Stuart Itkin has responsibility and oversight of the company’s CMMC RPO Advisory Services and C3PAO Assessment Services, and for its FedRAMP 3PAO Assessment Services for Federal. Stuart previously served as Vice President of...
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Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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Program Level: 11.0
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CLE Hours
This program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
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