Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program: Rural Areas

December 10, 2020 9:00 am - December 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Register to learn about new cybersecurity standards and how to protect you and your business.

Conducted in partnership between FloridaMakes, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, Florida Rural Economic Development Initiative, Florida Defense Alliance and many other partners, this workshop will provide detailed training that will assist small and medium-sized defense contractors from Florida’s rural areas and across the state. This cybersecurity bootcamp will increase awareness and highlight how to prepare and become compliant with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DFARS regulations and DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards.

Defense contracting is a major business opportunity across Florida.

With more than $16.5 billion annually in directly contracted defense procurement across the state, and more than $95 billion in total annual economic impact from the military and defense presence in our state, supporting our warfighters is critical to Florida’s economic health as well as our national security. With the DoD ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for its supply chain, manufacturers and defense contractors of all types will need to take specific steps to protect their networks if they want to continue doing business with DoD. Without meeting DoD requirements for cybersecurity as outlined in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS) section 252.204-7012, your business may not be eligible to continue to provide products and services to DoD.

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Tentative Agenda: Defense Contractors in Rural Areas

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Virtual
9:00 AM – Welcome & Introductions
Setting the stage – Cybersecurity and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (U.S. Department of Defense)
Topics Covered:
Cybersecurity Threats, Requirements & Resiliency –
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012
NIST Special Publication 800-171
New DFARS Regulation Updates and DoD Assessment Methodology
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) (DFARS 252.204-7021)
Creating a Culture of Cyber Resiliency

Session 1:

  • Threat Landscape
  • Cyber Resiliency
  • Department of Defense Contract Requirements
  • Incident Reporting

Session 2:

Prime Contractor Perspectives on Information Security Requirements for Their Supply Chain

Session 3:

Cybersecurity Implementation – Best Practices, Frameworks and Resources

Session 4:

Future of Requirements / CMMC
4:30 pm - Adjourn

Keynote Speaker: 

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Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Ms. Arrington is leading efforts that help ensure a secure Defense Supply Chain through the implementation of Trusted Capital vendors and Supply Chain Risk Management principles, enhance Defense Industrial Base security and resilience, and establish a common cyber security standard within Departmental acquisition efforts. She also synchronizes these efforts across the Department, other federal agencies, and works with legislators to ensure Departmental authorities and actions align and support the nation’s security goals. The Department of Defense is in the process of implementing the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards, and Ms. Arrington will give attendees an update on the timelines, the certification process, and the impact to the industry.

She is a member of the Senior Executive Serves and serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition and Sustainment (CISO(A&S)) to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)). In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) to align acquisition and sustainment cyber strategy and efforts to enhance cyber security within the Defense Industrial Base. As the CISO(A&S), Ms. Arrington is responsible to ensure the incorporation of integrated security/cyber efforts within USD(A&S) with the purpose of providing a focused and streamlined governance approach, provide a central coordination point and common compliance standard that serves to synchronize the various existing disparate cyber security efforts and standards across the Department and Industry as it relates to Department of Defense acquisition and sustainment efforts.

Before assuming her position as CISO(A&S), Ms. Arrington has an extensive career as a legislator and senior cyber executive in private industry. Ms. Arrington was a 2018 candidate for the US House of Representatives for South Carolina and served for 2 terms as a South Carolina State Representative. She has extensive experience in cyber strategy, policy, enablement and implementation across a wide range of business sectors and governmental levels. She has over 15 years of cyber experience acquired through positions at  Booz Allen Hamilton, Centuria Corporation, and Dispersive Networks. These positions have given her a unique experience of supporting and work with the government at large, small, and non-traditional contracting firms. Ms Arrington is married to Robert and resides in Summerville, South Carolina and a proud parent of three children and grandparent to four grandbabies. 

When & Where

Virtual Event

December 10, 2020 9:00 am -
December 10, 2020 5:00 pm

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