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Webinar – SME – Demystifying the NIST SP 800-171/CMMC & Social Engineering

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory government agency that develops technology, metrics, and standards to drive innovation and economic competitiveness at U.S.-based organizations in the science and technology industry.

NIST Special Publication 800-171, governs Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations. Compliance helps the federal government to perform its designated missions and business operations successfully.

CMMC is a unified Cybersecurity Standard for Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisitions to designed to ensure that cybersecurity controls and processes adequately protect CUI that resides on Defense Industrial Base (DIB) systems and networks.

As a government contractor you need to protect your network and that of any Prime Government Contractors. This course will prepare your firm, whether as the Prime or the Subcontractor, for NIST SP 800-171 Compliance and the CMMC Certification.

Topics Covered:
• What is NIST SP 800-171?
• What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)?
• Why Me?
• Required Artifacts
• Way Ahead – What is NIST SP 800-171b?
• What is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?
• CMMC Model Level Descriptions
• CMMC Model Structure
• CMMC Release Schedule

Social Engineering

As a government contractor, you need to protect your network. Government contractors must be aware of what “Social Engineering” means to your firm’s security systems. Is your firm knowledgeable about an attack, or know how to prevent data breaches to sensitive information and defend it’s organizational vulnerabilities. This course will provide wisdom for how your firm can defend against social engineering deceptions that threaten organizational security.

Topics Covered:
• Why focus on Social Engineering
• What is Social Engineering
• Social Engineering Psychological Principles
• Social Engineering Information Gathering
• Social Engineering Attach Vectors
• Defense Against the Dark Arts
• How to Harden Your Organization

This is an interactive session so you can leave with an improved understanding and practical tips for implementation.


*PLEASE PRE-REGISTER so we can notify you due to speaker changes, weather CANCELLATIONS, etc.

We also appreciate 24-hour notice if you need to cancel. We will do our best to send an email notification one day prior to the event due to any other delays or changes.







Date: 7/22/2020

Time: 1:00PM  –  4:30PM(MDT)

Status: Open

Registration Deadline: 7/22/2020 8:00 AM (MDT)

Fee: No Fee


July 22
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Colorado PTAC at Catalyst Campus
559 East Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States


Tom Fuller