"We are proud to partner with IMEC. Our goal is to assist manufacturers in our home state of Illinois to succeed and be cyber aware. Illinois is a very manufacturing dependent state, and we’re glad to be part of this educational opportunity.” - Christian Espinosa, Alpine Security CEO
O'FALLON, Ill. (PRWEB) September 23, 2020
Compliance with cybersecurity policies from the Department of Defense (DoD) is critical for defense contractors to secure contracts. In Illinois, manufacturing contractors face confusion around DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171, and CMMC security requirements, which define specific steps to protect covered defense information (CDI).
In an effort to educate and empower manufacturers, Alpine Security is partnering with the IMEC (Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center), a nonprofit that works to foster long-term economic and workforce competitiveness for the state, to facilitate these webinars during October, which is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Manufacturing has sometimes been a slow adopter, but most are embracing a digital transformation. As digitization efforts continue, new threats to data security become more concerning. Through these webinars, manufacturing organizations can obtain knowledge and learn about best practices to meet DoD cybersecurity compliance.
The schedule of webinars includes:
DFARS & CMMC Overview
- October 15 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance Process
- October 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cybersecurity Compliance – Real Company Examples
- October 29 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- November 5 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cybersecurity: What Are Your Risks?
- November 12 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jana White, COO at Alpine Security, will be the presenter for all five sessions. There is no cost to register for these virtual events.
“We are proud to partner with IMEC, an organization we’ve worked with for over five years to provide this series of webinars. Our goal is to assist manufacturers in our home state of Illinois to succeed and be cyber aware. Illinois is a very manufacturing dependent state, and we’re glad to be part of this educational opportunity,” Christian Espinosa, Alpine Security’s CEO, said.
In addition to the series of webinars focusing on DFARS and CMMC, Alpine Security now offers a DFARS and CMMC compliance audit to clients. This is a three-step process that includes an evaluation/discovery, remediation and plan of action, and final compliance assessment.
To learn more and register for the webinar series, visit https://www.imec.org/events/
ABOUT ALPINE SECURITY
Alpine Security is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) formed in 2014. Founder Christian Espinosa, an expert in the field of cybersecurity, recognized the need for cybersecurity solutions for organizations to be more big picture than simply under the microscope. The company provides cybersecurity training, penetration testing, risk assessments, audits, and more. Learn more at alpinesecurity.com.