In recent years, the call for stringent cybersecurity standards for organizations that handle sensitive data has only grown louder. Cyberattacks are now commonplace and are likely to only get worse as technology, and the mechanisms behind it, continue to evolve and change at a rapid pace. If an entity is not prepared for these possibilities, then the results can be catastrophic - a recognized data breach can cause massive damage to a company's reputation, evaporate trust among clients, cost the business jobs or opportunities, and financial loss through theft.

As the potential threat from these cyberattacks continues to grow, increased legislation and requirements to specific cybersecurity standards has become more wide spread. Two such cybersecurity standards are NIST 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Each of these standards provides excellent guidance to organizations as the begin putting protocols and cybersecurity management best practices in place, ensuring that the company is protecting itself as best it can.

The Smithers Quality Assessment Division is committed to providing expertise, support, and certification services for both NIST 800-171 and CMMC.  

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CMMC: Recovery Domain - Backups & Disasters

Smithers and guest presenter Brandon Flittner, of Perseus Information Security Consulting, for this impactful one-hour session as we dive into Recovery Domain, Backups, CMMC, and their requirements, Brandon is an Information Security Consultant and full-stack application developer with over 10 years of experience in I.T. and system administration.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Who: Smithers and Perseus Information Security Consulting


Brandon Flittner is an Information Security Consultant and full-stack application developer with over 10 years of experience in I.T. and system administration. Brandon spends his professional time performing on-site network installations, upgrades and other remediations as well as performing gap analysis for CMMC clients and drafting and implementing system security plans.

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Conquering the CMMC Mountain
Webinar Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Smithers and Bryan Van Brunt of VTMB, LLC, look at       
what it takes to prepare your organization for CMMC.

Understanding CUI with Devin J. Casey
Webinar Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Smithers and Devin J. Casey, of the CUI Program, take 
a closer look at Understanding CUI during this webinar.   

Cybersecurity Infographic


Discover what key members of the companies surveyed had
to say about their organizations cybersecurity readiness.

Find out the latest answers to some of the most common
questions surrounding the current state of CMMC. 

NIST 800-171 Companion Guide


CMMC Companion Guide


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