Supply chain risks are at the top of everyone's mind today, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is no different. That is why the DoD created its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

CMMC is a five-level, third-party validated maturity certification. CMMC includes both technical and process/procedural requirements. Organizations in the Defense Supply Chain will be required to obtain CMMC certification before contract award. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) containing CMMC requirements are expected in October 2020. This session provides an overview of CMMC and the corresponding industry-led ecosystem that is being created, spearheaded by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB).

Presentation Level: MANAGERIAL (security and business leaders)

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James Goepel
Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, CMMC Accreditation Body

James Goepel is Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors for the CMMC-AB. He is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Drexel University and CEO of Fathom Cyber, a trusted agent for senior management and developer of defensible cybersecurity strategies. Jim earned his BSECE from Drexel and his JD and LLM degrees from George Mason University. He worked in the IT and security industries for nearly two decades, including as a Network Administrator for the US House of Representatives and as a lawyer and technologist for a wide range of cybersecurity companies, including system developers, research institutions, and software vendors.