This four-part course of web trainings will provide definitive guidance on understanding the gravity of DFARS compliance in all its facets, as well as what the upcoming CMMC certification will be able to do for your company's cybersecurity. Consider these points while evaluating this course:

•  Is your organization concerned about "doing security twice" by implementing the NIST 800-171 controls and having to turn around to figure out the CMMC?

•  Fortunately, that is not the case, and these four lessons talk about how the required DFARS clauses and NIST controls lead up to a proper CMMC win for an organization.

•  The lessons here are recorded, so attendees can go back and use these in support of their training efforts for the next six months (which spans two fiscal years, hint, hint).

•  Last but not least, implementation across the organization on some of these controls will greatly enhance the security posture across the entire organization, giving tremendous return on security investment.

PART 1 - DFARS 204.252-7012  

What does it mean, where did it come from, and why is it so important? In this lesson we will review the importance to the organization, and the nation, of meeting the DFARS clauses under NIST 800-171, setting the table for where we are now and what is coming up next for the world of DOD contractor and subcontractor cybersecurity.

PART 2 - Who does NIST 800-171R1 work for? YOU!  

Here we will cover the topics of what the NIST 800-171 does for the organization, but also a very realistic look at what is required of your team. We will see perspectives beyond the technology, from marketing to HR, about how to make NIST 800-171 work for your organization.

PART 3 - Revisionist Security: NIST 800-171 B  

NIST 800-171 B has implementations to guard against Advanced Persistent Threats. We will discuss how to know if this revision applies to your organization and where to find assets that meet the requirements. Additionally, we will cover the aspects of cloud security in support of meeting NIST 800-171 requirements.

PART 4 - The future (of contractor security) is now! What to expect from the CMMC  

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is coming! Explore how this two-edged sword will look based upon talks and experiences from DOD system certifiers, and learn what we should expect from NIST's first-ever certification.

Location and cost:

These four 90-minute sessions will be conducted live using the ON24 web platform. You can take this course on the live dates or by viewing the on-demand recordings at your pace.

Course price: $495
(includes all four parts and access to on-demand recording for six months for one user - group rates available)

Attendees will earn 6 CPE credit hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Bechtold at or 503-303-7871.

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Instructor: Benjamin Brooks
Co-Founder, Cyber Warrior Foundation

Benjamin Brooks is 19-year Navy veteran of Information Warfare, Electronic Warfare, and Special Warfare. He is a CISSP exam writing team member, and has written curriculum on Information and Cyber Security for three universities.

Benjamin currently serves as the President of the Board of Cyber Warrior Foundation, VP of Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative, and Training Officer for Navy Information Operations Command Texas, Minneapolis Branch.

His approach to information security is about balance between operations and security in a way that creates awareness throughout the organization. This ultimately leads to harmonious integration of security into the daily work processes with sufficient security for protecting the most vital information assets of the organization.