ISMG’s Virtual Roundtables focus on specific challenges being faced by information security executives in today’s cybersecurity landscape. Moderated by one of ISMG’s Executive Editors and a guest industry expert, Virtual Roundtables give cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to discuss threats and controls with a handful of market leaders in an informal and online setting, from which you will emerge with new ideas and solutions you can immediately put to work to improve your own organization’s defensive posture.
Meeting CMMC Requirements for Federal System Integrators
Nick Holland – Executive Editor, ISMG / John Downey – Vice President of Sales, Acronis SCS
The Cybersecurity Maturation Model Certification (CMMC) aims to rate defense contractors’ cyber hygiene as a precondition for contract bidding. In contrast to past regulations that relied on contract or self-certification, the CMMC requires third party validation of cybersecurity controls and processes across five levels, from basic to advanced. As the DoD finalizes this third party accreditation process and builds CMMC requirements into contracts, all 300,000 contractors and subcontractors within the defense industrial base must prepare to receive third party certification by 2026. So what does this mean for your third party, commercial off the shelf software (COTS) vendors? For those vendors unwilling or unable to comply, you may be held accountable or forced to seek alternatives that take up time and money.
Please join ISMG’s Nick Holland for an exclusive Virtual Roundtable that will draw from the experiences of the attendees, offering thoughts on COTS vendors and what FSIs should be paying attention to as they work toward CMMC compliance.
Discussion topics will include:
- What is the CMMC?
- How do third party vendors affect FSIs’ ability to comply?
- How are/should COTS vendors support FSIs on CMMC compliance?
- What will this require in terms of allocation of time and resources?
Joining Nick to provide expert insight and case studies is John Downey, Vice President of Sales at Acronis SCS.
Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Moderator: Nick Holland
About the Sponsor
Acronis SCS is an American cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of the US public sector. Our innovative and comprehensive cyber protection, backup and disaster recovery, anti-ransomware, and enterprise file sync and share software solutions ensure operational assurance and data security across America’s federal, state and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit computing environments.
Our Mission: At Acronis SCS, the US public sector is our #1 priority – in fact, it’s our only priority. We strive to ensure our customers are equipped with the operational assurance and cyber protection they need to survive and thrive in an increasingly complex cyber landscape.