DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance Webinar

July 19, 2019

Announcing a FREE DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance Webinar

NHADEC has received the following announcement as part of our strategic partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.

Webinar: Thursday, August 22, 2PM EDT

Title:      Catching the Next Wave of DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance


Cybersecurity: it feels like an endless summer, doesn’t it? For those doing business with the DoD, new regulatory waves keep coming, leaving contractors in a riptide of DFARS cybersecurity compliance. Keeping your head above water requires an informed cybersecurity strategy, now more than ever.

Join Steel Root, experts in cybersecurity and DFARS compliance, for a discussion with Alex Major, co-leader of the Government Contracts and Export Controls group at McCarter & English on how contractors who may be treading water can learn how to pop up and catch the next wave of cybersecurity compliance.

Participants will learn about:

  • The DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. As early as 2021, every prime and subcontractor on a DoD supply chain may need to be audited and certified under CMMC. We’ll parse out what is known about the evolving program and offer strategies for how to prepare for the changes.
  • Strategies for achieving and maintaining DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance in the context of changing regulatory and market forces.
  • Why NIST compliance is likely not a high enough standard for DoD contractors.
  • Bridging the IT gap with practical tips for compliance readiness and cyber resiliency.

Register Here.

About the Presenters:

Ryan Bonner, Compliance Consultant

Ryan Bonner is a Compliance Consultant at Steel Root, working with manufacturers, researchers, and engineering firms throughout the defense industrial base. Currently, Ryan works with members of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) National Network to implement NIST Special Publication 800-171 and FAR basic safeguarding requirements across the Midwest and continental U.S.

Ryan Heidorn, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Steel Root

Ryan Heidorn is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Steel Root, where he leads the firm’s cybersecurity practice. Ryan specializes in helping contractors implement NIST- and DFARS-compliant IT solutions. He teaches cybersecurity at Endicott College and holds a M.S. in Information Technology from the Van Loan School.


Alex Major, Partner, McCarter & English

Alex Major is a partner at McCarter & English and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts and Export Controls group. Alex’s practice focuses on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, Alex counsels companies of all sizes on issues including NIST, FAR, FedRAMP, and DFARS requirements.







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