Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Conference

(#cui-con)

Florida Space Coast
Melbourne Beach, Florida
23-24 February 2023

The goal of CUI-CON is to prepare DoD Contractors for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

CUI-CON Speakers

Keynote: Dees
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Buddy Dees
Director, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program, Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer

Mr. Buddy Dees serves as the Director, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program, Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position, he serves as the focal point within the Department to implement the CMMC program across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
As the CMMC Director, Mr. Dees is responsible for shepherding this critical program though the rulemaking process for both the 32 and the 48 Code of Federal Regulations and ultimately implementing CMMC across the more than 220,000 companies that make up the DIB. In this role, he is responsible for collaborating across the Federal Government with partners such as the Department of Homeland Security and the other members of the Federal Acquisition Security Council, to standardize this process and truly federalize it.

Keynote: Ellis
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. John A. Ellis
Executive Director, Quality Assurance (Acting) | Director, Software Division, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

John A. Ellis is currently the Director for DCMA’s Software Division, responsible for the Policy, Training, and Tools used by the Agency’s software professionals in the conduct of their software surveillance activities, including the application of cybersecurity contract requirements and policies.

Mr. Ellis, a retired Army Colonel, served on active duty for more than 30 years. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in May 1985 and becoming a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995, he served in a variety of assignments until his retirement 1 June 2015.

Speaker: Coddens
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Ms. Amy Starzynski Coddens
Strategic Partnerships Manager, REN-ISAC / Indiana University

Amy Starzynski Coddens joined the REN-ISAC in 2019 and currently serves as a Strategic Partnerships Manager. As a graduate of the Indiana University School of Education (M.S. ’06 & M.S. ’09), Amy comes from a background in P-16 education, research, and outreach. She has worked in the governmental, industrial, and academic sectors. Through that work, she has contributed to projects with the CMMC Accreditation Body, National Science Foundation, the New England Research Institute, Harvard’s PEAR Institute, the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, NASA Education, Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, TrustedCI and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Speaker: Dempsey
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Michael Dempsey
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, CISEVE

Highly accomplished leader with a distinguished 20+ year career introducing strategies to decrease exposure and minimize risks to government entities and businesses. Experienced in assessing Federal, DoD and commercial organizations. He is one of the first CMMC Provisional Assessors (PA) and Certified CMMC Professionals (CCP); he led CISEVE to being one of the first 10 Authorized C3PAOs. He has participated in one of the first “joint surveillance voluntary program” assessments with DIBCAC.

Expert in leading teams in assessing controls, infrastructures, and environments; identifying and communicating issues and risks; and recommending and implementing policies, standards and strategies. Holds CISSP, CISA, PMP and CIPP.

Speaker: Itkin
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Stuart Itkin
Vice President CMMC & FedRAMP Assurance, Coalfire Federal

As Vice President of CMMC and FedRAMP Assurance at Coalfire Federal, Stuart Itkin has responsibility and oversight of the company’s CMMC RPO Advisory Services and C3PAO Assessment Services, and for its FedRAMP 3PAO Assessment Services for Federal. Stuart previously served as Vice President of Product Management at Exostar, a Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce formed joint venture company, where he had responsibility over the company’s compliance management, supply chain risk management, and secure collaboration platforms, and for establishing its CMMC practice area. Stuart has served in leadership roles with cybersecurity companies PivotPoint Risk Analytics, SAIFE, and ThreatTrack Security, as lead mentor at the Virginia State Government funded MACH37 cybersecurity product accelerator, and as an advisor and board member to several early and growth stage cybersecurity companies.

Speaker: Leishman
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Jerry Leishman
Managing Director, Crown InfoSec

Jerry is a trusted advisor and advocate for in-house counsel, compliance officers and senior leadership to ensure they can effectively navigate complex regulatory and contractual risks and obligations. He leads CROWN Information Security supporting Defense and critical infrastructure suppliers of all sizes and cybersecurity postures.

He is an expert at risk-based approaches embracing right-size outcomes that are cost-optimized to meet an organizations required security and compliance requirements. He is closely aligned with industry and technology leaders including Microsoft, AWS, and Google in delivering world- class solutions.

Speaker: Machado
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Fernando Machado
Managing Principal, Cybersec Investments

Fernando is the Managing Principal & Chief Information Security Officer for Cybersec Investments. Fernando was one of the earliest CMMC Provisional Assessors & was a member of the CMMC Accreditation Body’s Standards Management Industry Working Group, which helped develop guidance on CMMC’s assessment criteria & scoping with over 17,000 volunteer hours. This has led to being formally recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Speaker: Redman
SPEAKER
Stacy Bostjanick
Mr. Michael Redman
Learning and Knowledge Development Lead, Schellman Compliance

Michael is currently the Schellman Knowledge and Learning Development Lead for Schellman. He has participated in and helped author the CMMC learning objectives, exam objectives, standards and methodology for the Cyber-AB.

As a recognized RMF SME, Michael has served as the Chief Sr. Cybersecurity advisor to 1, 2 and 3 Star commander(s) across the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Specializing in advanced cyber techniques and countermeasures. As a recognized SME by the CSIAC, CompTIA, and ISC2, Michael has authored courses for Cisco, EC|Council, CompTIA, ISACA, and ISC2; Twice awarded the National Science Foundation Scholarship; Served as the Chair – Cybersecurity Training Working Group for the US Army, and awarded “Outstanding Educator” by the Southern Association of Colleges in 2010.

Speaker: Titcombe
SPEAKER
Fred Tschirgi
Mr. Matthew Titcombe
CEO, Peak InfoSec

As the founder of Peak InfoSec, Matt left the Federal government sector as an Air Force Program Manager to reapply his 25+ years of Information Security & Technology experience to the commercial sector. Matt now leads an organization that specializes in Information Security Turn Around efforts supporting federal and commercial sectors. Matt has been brought in to consult with organizations across the globe like United Launch Alliance, Sony, ConocoPhillips, and Munich Re-Insurance. His commitment to supporting the military and Defense Industrial Base did not stop when he left the Air Force. Matt is a recognized leader in the DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). His leadership efforts led him to lead one of the first Authorized CMMC 3rd Party Assessor Organizations (C3PAO); being certified as a CMMC Provisional Assessor; volunteering on the CMMC Accreditation Body Industry Standards Working Group; and, as a Subject Matter Expert, helping several institutions develop CMMC training curricula.

Speaker: Tschirgi
SPEAKER
Fred Tschirgi
Mr. Fred Tschirgi
Fellow, Guernsey

Fred Tschirgi is the Sr. Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant at Guernsey, an authorized C3PAO. With a career that started as a Tactical Network Specialist in the United States Marine Corps, Fred understands the importance of a well-maintained and comprehensive security strategy at the deepest level. He has spent years in the professional, academic, and volunteering spaces to help bring CMMC compliance into the future of the defense industrial base.

Speaker: Wellin
SPEAKER
Fred Tschirgi
Mr. Thad Wellin
CEO, TRW Security Solutions

I have a consulting company that specializes in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. I am a CISSP and earned my MS in Information Security and Assurance from Norwich University. I have over 20 years of experience in IT and Security. I am retired from the USAF after 24 years of service.

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CUI-CON Sponsors

Sponsor: CISEVE
COMPARTMENTALIZED Sponsor
Matthew A. Titcombe

Office: 1-888-4CISEVE | https://CISEVE.com

Sponsor: NeoSystems
TOP SECRET Sponsor
Matthew A. Titcombe

Office: : (888) 676-6367  |  https://www.neosystemscorp.com/

Sponsor (SECRET): KTL Solutions
SECRET Sponsor
Matthew A. Titcombe

Office: (301) 360‑0001 / (866) 960-0001 | Email: info@ktlsolutions.com | https://www.ktlsolutions.com/

Sponsor (SECRET): Unified Solutions
SECRET Sponsor
Matthew A. Titcombe
Sponsor (CONTROLLED): Coalfire Federal
Sponsor (CONTROLLED): FutureFeed
CONTROLLED Sponsor
Matthew A. Titcombe

Office: 410-560-5602 | Email: sales@futurefeed.co  |  https://futurefeed.co

Sponsor (Happy Hour): DIBSEC
CUI-CON Happy Hour Sponsor
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