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Executive Breakfast Series:
Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Date: Course schedule to be announced
2 hours


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Cybersecurity in Manufacturing ... Did you hit snooze on the compliance alarm?

See the article from Newsday LI Business Section on December 11,  2017:
Defense firms facing new U.S. Cybersecurity rules [READ MORE]

Cybersecurity compliance requirements to meet the controls of NIST 800-171 are once again approaching the deadline.

If your company is a manufacturer in the Department of Defense supply chain, you are likely aware that the cybersecurity compliance requirements to meet the controls of NIST 800-171 deadline passed on December  31 st  2017.    You are also probably aware that not happened this year in terms of enforcement of those requirements- until now.

Defense Acquisition University announced that cybersecurity compliance letters will be sent to all Department of Defense contractors in August 2018 and Cyber Audits will begin October 1, 2018. Both DMAC and NIST are currently training auditors. 

So if your company is a manufacturer in the DoD supply chain, it is time to revisit  cybersecurity compliance!

Please join Stony Brook University,  the MTRC, and Spencer Cobb from our partner Cytellix for an executive breakfast on October 11 th to learn everything you need to know in order to comply with these Department of Defense requirements, as well as cost-effective ways to assess your organization’s  cybersecurity posture and put a plan of action in place.

  You will learn:

  • Which companies are affected.
  • Requirements for DFARS 252.204.7012
  • Technical controls which need to be assessed
  • A new software requirement, attesting to DoD
  • Documentation needed for compliance
  • Reporting requirements for the DoD and your Prime contractor
  • Cyber risk reduction tips which will help you sleep better at night
  • Potential funding opportunities for MEP clients

Who Should Attend:

Professionals responsible for the broad range of security practices related to defensive information technology.

About the Instructor:

Spencer Cobb:  For the last 20 years, Spencer has been helping industry to protect from emerging cyber threats originating from nation states, hacktivists and organized crime syndicates. A veteran of multiple successful cybersecurity startups which focused on cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions for protecting critical and confidential information in corporate and Federal networks, Spencer was recently Founder and Chairman of Mobile Active Defense Inc., a mobile device security company. Mobile Active Defense became a thought leader in mobile security, winning “ Mobile Innovator of the Year” 3 years in a row from Secure Computing Magazine and many other industry accolades as it secured mobile ecosystems of companies around the world before being acquired in 2016 by Cyber adAPT Inc., a leading cyber threat detection company. Spencer now leads strategy and business development with Cytellix, the cybersecurity division of IMRI. The company secures over 7M devices with customers such as U.S. Army, Missile Command, DISA, and DHS.  Cytellix is now focused on commercial supply chain security, helping small and medium businesses achieve NIST and DFARs compliance through its innovative yet affordable vulnerability scanning and continuous monitoring services