Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is required to continue to compete for US Department of Defense (DOD) contracts containing Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The time is now to get ahead of this requirement and ensure that your company can achieve certification. A key component of certification, whether it is for Level 1, 2, 3, or 4-5 CMMC certification, is passing an independent, third-party audit of your IT security controls and those of your key suppliers. At the same time, failing an audit means you may have to wait months before reapplying for certification, delaying your opportunity to obtain lucrative DOD contracts.
The CMMC certification requirement is quickly approaching – have you prepared? Erik Ekwurzel, CTO Government Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet and Bill Solms, President Government Solutions, QOMPLX will share how Dun & Bradstreet and QOMPLX have been preparing for CMMC and discuss the advantages of doing a CMMC Pre-Assessment now. We will also talk about:
- How to prepare for CMMC certification
- What information to compile prior to initiating certification
- What certification “pitfalls” to look out for
- How Dun & Bradstreet and QOMPLX’s Pre-Assessment tool can help streamline your certification
Erik Ekwurzel is the Chief Technology Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Government Solutions. Erik is responsible for all aspects of technology and technical services provided by Dun & Bradstreet to ensure the secure, compliant, and mission-applicable flow of Dun & Bradstreet data and analytics to the Government. The data industry in our era is as much about security as it is about relevance, accuracy, refresh rate, and completeness. Erik is accountable for the implementation of complex solutions for some of Dun & Bradstreet’s largest government customers including SBA, TSA, DHS, DoD, and Intel. Earlier in his career at Dun & Bradstreet, Erik designed, implemented, and managed products for Dun & Bradstreet’s global customer base, several of which are still in production, including Quick Data Services, Private Data Portal, and the Customer Insight platform. Erik joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2001 when Dun & Bradstreet acquired an internet data distribution start-up where Erik led a professional services team responsible for a multi-million-dollar portfolio. Erik attended Columbia College and the University of Pittsburgh and holds a BA in Philosophy.
Bill Solms is the President & General Manager, Government Solutions Division of QOMPLX. Bill leads the newly created Government Solutions Division, with a focus on supporting mission critical organizations, both public and private, during their technological transformations. During his three-decade career Solms has combined government-centric security roles in the private sector with distinguished military service.
Prior to QOMPLX, Mr. Solms was VP and GM, Federal Division for Qualys, where he led government IT initiatives. Prior to Qualys, he served as President and CEO of Wave Systems, a publicly-traded cybersecurity company. As a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Solms began his military career as a paratrooper and Apache helicopter pilot before culminating as a strategic planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.