Event: Navigating Cybersecurity Compliance for the Manufacturing Sector
Date: July 23, 2020 | 1 – 2pm
The MISI (MISI) joins The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) to tackle questions as they pertain to the manufacturing sector and cybersecurity compliance. The MD MEP is a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. MISI is also a non-profit that helps organizations accelerate the discovery of viable cybersecurity and related technologies through our Mission Accelerator® methodology. Together, both organizations are working to help small to medium size manufacturers achieve compliance with DFARS, NIST 800-171 and navigate the upcoming CMMC standard. MD MEP will discuss their DCAP program funded by the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) through the Maryland Department of Commerce, as well as its collaboration with MISI to bring additional resources to the manufacturing community. Use this as an opportunity to ask questions and learn about what benefits and assistance options are available.
Michael Kelleher is the executive director of the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. He oversees all aspects of the organization and its array of programs and services that help local manufacturers operate more efficiently, grow profitability and create more jobs and opportunities in Maryland. Under his leadership, MD MEP has served more than 600 manufacturers across the state, generating more than $300 million in economic impact and more than 1,500 jobs. Mr. Kelleher has been a strategic advisor and consultant providing services to businesses, government and non-profit organizations for more than 20 years.
Armando Seay is a Co-founder and Director for MISI. Armando is also a Director and Technical Program Director for MISI's DreamPort cyber solutions accelerator. Armando leads the critical infrastructure cybersecurity team and tech outreach and partner engagement support functions for MISI and DreamPort. Armando is responsible for engagement across the nation and the globe to connect with thought leaders and disruptors in cybersecurity and to create partnerships with leading companies and academic partners to help find and validate the true efficacy of solutions for the many MISI customers. Armando also leads the development of conferences and training engagement designed to increase cyber awareness on trending or lesser known cyber challenges but to also increase the pipeline of ideas and skill needed to accelerate the cyber mission of the MISI customer base.
Armando leads the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance and capabilities acceleration project sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD). The project entails Armando's leadership of a team and its deep network of technology partners throughout the United States in the testing and evaluation of technology that can be used by the larger segment of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) which consist of mostly small and medium sized businesses to get on the path towards compliance with the CMMC.
Armando has over 25 years of executive, management, sales, software engineering, network engineering, cyber analytic solutions development. Armando's prior experiences includes Vice President Business Development and Cyber Security for SSI Guardian a leading provider of security training, active shooter and cyber risk assessments and solutions for corporations, government and the education market.