Cybersecurity Workshops

Cybersecurity Workshops

Cybersecurity Workshops

05/31/2022 - 06/22/2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Metro Building

May 31 | June 8 | June 15 | June 22
Each session: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program Description

Meet your NIST 800-171 compliance obligations and prepare yourself for CMMC 2.0 as a prime or subcontract manufacturer for the defense industry by participating in the Cybersecurity Training Workshops.

CONNSTEP, your Connecticut MEP Center, will lead defense manufacturers through four separate half-day workshop training sessions that will prepare your organization to implement NIST 800-171 requirements and work towards CMMC 2.0 compliance on your own.

This workshop series provides a comprehensive cyber threat overview, guidance on risk management planning, steps for policies and procedures documentation, and details to include in a system security plan.

The workshops are conducted in four half-day sessions, presented weekly starting on May 31st.

Intended audience

Business Owners, Management Staff, Senior Leadership, Cybersecurity Project Lead
Limited to a maximum of three employees per company at each session.


Session 1 – 5/31 – Cybersecurity Management Team Overview

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 8 am – 12 noon

Suggested attendees: Business Owners, Management Staff, Senior Leadership, Cybersecurity Project Lead

Agenda Overview

During this workshop session, you will be provided with a comprehensive understanding of current and future DoD cyber regulatory requirements and a briefing on the cyber threat landscape. You’ll also receive a review of the process and resource commitment necessary to comply with current requirements.

At the conclusion of Session 1, you will be given an assignment that serves as a prerequisite for Session 2. It will focus on identifying team members who will contribute to security compliance, understanding what Controlled Unclassified Information data is, and mapping out the IT infrastructure and operations processes in place that control the creation, storage, and transmission of data internally and to third parties (vendors and customers).


Session 2 – 6/8 – Cyber Risk Management and Compliance Process Review

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 8 am – 12 noon

Suggested attendees: Business Owners, Operations Managers, Quality Managers, Cybersecurity Project Lead

Agenda Overview

This workshop session will focus on developing a Risk Management Plan (RMP), identifying data that requires protection, and implementing best practices in security methods.

Topics covered will include an in-depth discussion on the process of complying with NIST 800-171 and CMMC 2.0. It will address pre-assessment preparation tasks, GAP assessment, and reviews of System Security and Incident Response Plans. It will also cover compliance reporting in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS).

Session 3 – 6/15 – Policies & Procedures Documentation

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 8 am – 12 noon

Suggested attendees: HR Managers, Operations Managers, IT Managers, Cybersecurity Project Lead

Agenda Overview

This workshop session will focus on developing a Policies and Procedures Document. It will introduce guiding concepts and principles as well as provide CUI data flow identification, categorization, and development of procedures to safeguard the data.

An Incident Response Plan working session will be conducted to gain an appreciation and higher degree of understanding of the security incident response process and reporting requirements.

Session 4 – 6/22 – Systems Security PLan Development

Wednesday, June 22,2022 | 8 am – 12 noon

Suggested attendees: IT Managers and Staff with IT responsibilities, Cybersecurity Project Lead

Agenda Overview

This workshop session will focus on the details included in a system security plan. It will be an interactive session that will result in a greater understanding of the topics outlined in the agenda when implementing the plan.

Safety Precautions

We have taken numerous safety precautions to ensure the safety of all speakers and participants, including:

• Hand sanitizer stations
• Table layout to ensure social distancing
• Surfaces and high touch points disinfected
• Easy to follow directional signage
• Limited seating


Regular registration fee: $2,500 for orginizational registration with 50% funding through the CT Department of Labor. This subsidy is available for eligible CT manufacturers with under 2000 employees, sending full-time employees from CT facilities. Cost for non-CT manufacturers is $5,000 per organization. Space is limited.

Registration fee includes parking, all course materials, refreshments at each classroom session.

Bookings are closed for this event.