Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors Workshop Series

Cyber Resiliency Workshops

Date(s) - 02/28/2020 - 05/15/2020
Time(s): 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Various Locations
Address: See listings below click for details


Half-day cyber resilience workshops are presented by the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration [NERDIC] and the New England Manufacturers Extension Partnership [MEP] National Network Centers.

Who Should Attend?

Owners, CEOs, COOs, CIOs, Quality Managers and IT professionals of manufacturers and other companies with contracts within the Department of Defense supply chain, whether you’re a prime, subcontractor to a prime, or in a lower tier.

Morning Workshop Agenda:

8:30   Registration & Continental breakfast
9:00   Presentations
11:15   Q&A
11:30   End of Workshop

Each workshop is free of charge and is limited to manufacturers and defense contractors. Parking is free at all workshops. Parking validation provided for Hartford.

During these free educational presentations, defense contractors will learn about the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement [DFARS] cybersecurity clause, National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] Special Publication [SP] 800-171, and future Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification [CMMC] requirements.

Attendees will gain an understanding of what is meant by cybersecurity resilience, how to manage their risk, and what steps they can take to ensure they adequately protect all information and the future of their business.

Topics covered include:

• Understanding cyber resiliency and cybersecurity risk management
• DFARS Requirements including Protecting Covered Defense Information, Flow Down, and Incident Reporting
• Understanding and Implementing Security Guidance: NIST SP 800-171
• Future Requirements (CMMC) and Audits
• What specific steps you can take to remain eligible to do business within the DoD Supply Chain

These workshops are hosted by CONNSTEP, the Connecticut MEP with presentations by its cybersecurity experts. In addition to the MEP National Network, New England MEP National Network Centers also supporting the event include MASS MEP, Maine MEP, Rhode Island (Polaris) MEP, Vermont (VMEC) MEP and New Hampshire MEP. 


About the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC): NERDIC is a partnership of the state economic development organizations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, working to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that provide parts, assemblies, to Tier One providers working with the U.S. Department of Defense. NERDIC has financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, US Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Collaborative and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.

This communication was prepared under contract with the State of Vermont, as fiscal agent for the New England Collaborative, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Collaborative and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.

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