Manufacturer’s Edge is pleased to present a 4-part DoD-funded webinar series designed to help manufacturers in the aerospace and defense supply chains identify gaps and build a successful plan to become compliant.
Recordings of the webinars are available below:
Module 1: The Need for Cybersecurity Resiliency in the US Defense Industrial Base (DIB)
- Overview of the DIB threat landscape
- Covid-related remote work vulnerabilities
- NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
- Identify: Tips for Developing Your IT Asset Inventory
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Module 2: Contractual Reference Frameworks Today Relevant to DIB
- DFARS 7012 (and 7019, 7020, 7021)
- NIST SP 800-171 (and NIST SP 800-172)
- CMMC (and Interim Rule)
- Protect: Tips for Developing Your Plan of Action and Milestones (PO&M)
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Module 3: Risk Mitigation for Real Companies
- Balancing business and cybersecurity investment risk
- Third-party service provider selection and management
- CMMC assessment methodology and operationalization evidence
- Detect: Tips for Developing Your System Security Plan (SSP)
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Module 4: Building a Cybersecurity Resilient Environment
- Situational awareness, system monitoring, and activity auditing
- Access control, identification, multifactor authentication
- Protected data, media, communication, and technical infrastructure
- Respond/Recover/Report: Tips for Developing Your Incident Response Plan (IRP)
Manufacturer’s Edge (Colorado’s MEP Center), NIST, DoD, and other groups are partnering to assist manufacturing companies in the DoD and aerospace supply chain.
This webinar series is funded through a grant from the DoD to 23 NIST MEP centers. Although initially intended as an 8-hour, in-person workshop, Covid restraints have led to this online format of four 2-hour workshops. The modules will address recommendations for building cybersecurity resiliency in organizations, cover the requirements for compliance, and introduce practical tips for preparing necessary assessment documents and evidence.
The Department of Defense (DoD) released its CMMC Interim Rule for comment on 29 September 2020. The expectation is that the rule will be enacted on or about 1 December 2020. According to the rule, those DoD contractors and subcontractors who must comply with DFARS 7012 are required to update their SPRS profile with a self-assessment based on the guidelines referenced in the DFARS clause and in CMMC: NIST SP 800-171. That self-assessment must have been performed within the last three years. The SPRS requirement is immediately salient to those DoD suppliers that have existing contracts with optional years about to launch or that anticipate bidding on new DoD opportunities.
This 4-part webinar series is presented by Manufacturer’s Edge Cyber Program Director, Jennifer Kurtz.
Read Jennifer Kurtz’s bio here