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Small Defense Contractors Unite: Learn the Ins and Outs of NIST SP 800-171 and the Proposed CMMC 2.0

Are you a small defense contractor struggling to understand the NIST SP 800-171 practice requirements? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the changes to the DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)? With 110 security requirements to navigate, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. And with limited time and resources, it can be hard to prioritize this critical task.

Don't worry; help is on the way! Blue Cyber, sponsored by the NAVY SBIR/STTR Program Office, is hosting a free, live webinar every month to help small defense contractors like you get a handle on these complex cybersecurity regulations.

Led by Kelley Kiernan, CTO and Blue Cyber Initiative Director, this 8-hour boot camp will cover all 110 security requirements in the proposed CMMC Level 2 (NIST SP 800-171). These requirements are crucial for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

But it's not all dry, technical information. Kelley makes it fun and easy to understand. She will break down the 110 security requirements in NIST SP 800-171 for you. These requirements are essential for maintaining comprehensive cyber hygiene and protecting your intellectual property. Also, Kelly will cover how to evaluate your compliance and what you need to do to contract for the necessary services. By the end of the webinar, you'll clearly understand what NIST SP 800-171 is and how it can help you protect your business.

Attending the free webinar and learning how to implement the NIST SP 800-171 practices properly can save valuable time and money. By understanding and satisfying the requirements outlined in DFARS 252.204-7012, small defense contractors can ensure they are meeting the necessary cybersecurity standards and avoid costly non-compliance penalties. Additionally, by properly implementing the NIST SP 800-171 practices, small defense contractors can gain a competitive advantage by achieving CMMC, which will be a DoD contractual requirement once CMMC becomes a final rule.

So don't wait! Join hundreds of your colleagues and technical experts for this free, live webinar. Space is limited, so be sure to register now at Still have questions? Contact Kelley Kiernan at for more information.


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