Presenter: Damon Hacker, President & CEO, Vestige Digital Investigations
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This presentation introduces the DoD’s cybersecurity evolution from NIST 800-171 to the new CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification). During the presentation we will explore the DoD’s rationale for implementing this, but most importantly educate DoD suppliers as to how to navigate the requirement and understand the DoD’s expectations. If you are one of the 221,000+ suppliers to the DoD – whether big or small, whether prime or subcontractor, if you handle Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), you will need to become certified to bid on contracts starting as early as 2021. We will conclude with a complete path forward on becoming certified and explore why the process will likely take most organizations 6 months or more to become certified.
Damon Hacker, President & CEO, Vestige Digital Investigations
Damon Hacker is one of the founders of Vestige Digital Investigations, a leading technology company specializing in CyberSecurity (proactive & reactive), Digital Forensics and Electronically Stored Information (ESI).
A pioneer in these fields, he brings more than 30 years of experience in the arena, including a background in IT Security and IT Auditing. He helps to improve the techniques, processes and technology in cybersecurity and digital forensics within the legal process. He actively assists clients achieve compliance with many different cybersecurity frameworks.
Helping to shape this important and fast-moving industry, he is responsible for leading Vestige and overseeing corporate strategic direction and growth, finance and administration, as well as the sales and marketing functions of the company.
Damon is active in a number of professional organizations including:
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)
Advisory Boards of a number of Cyber and Forensic Academic Programs
Damon is an in-demand speaker on local, state and national levels. He speaks on the subjects of DoD CMMC cybersecurity compliance, IT security, IT auditing, computer fraud, white-collar crime, data breach, non-compete and intellectual property theft.
In addition, Mr. Hacker consults on cyber and digital forensics for the television industry, having consulted for The Blacklist; Bones; CSI: Cyber, CSI: Las Vegas, and Backstrom.
He earned both his Master in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management, and his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition he holds the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CSX Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and is CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP) for DoD cybersecurity compliance.