Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors
Date(s) - 12/17/2019
Time(s): 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Providence Marriott
Address: 1 Orms Street Providence RI 02904
The Department of Defense (DoD) is ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for the supply chain and manufacturers will need to take specific steps to protect covered information if they want to continue doing business with DoD.
With current and future DoD contracts at stake, compliance is a strategic necessity that contractors cannot ignore. And with third-party certification audits to be conducted in 2020, time is running out for manufacturers to reach compliance.
To help navigate this new terrain, members of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network has assembled a team of cybersecurity experts to assist in understanding the consequences of noncompliance and how to ultimately achieve compliance. Through this support, manufacturers will learn exactly what steps to take to ensure the protection of all information as well as the future of their business.
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