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Virginia Tech, 'Strategic Planning for Cyber Risk'

Speaker: Hilary S. Cairnie

2:00-4:00 PM (ET)
Virginia Tech, 'Strategic Planning for Cyber Risk'

If your organization accepts Federal or Department of Defense dollars, understanding Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) and NIST SP 800-171 is a critical compliance issue that affects everything from risk management to supply chain security. These regulations cast a wide net impacting manufacturer’s, research organizations, aerospace, colleges and universities, and cloud services; and the scope is expected to grow in 2018 as the government regulations expand. This framework is also being adopted across industries as a standard for protecting the confidentiality of data.

In this session, Hilary S. Cairnie, a partner in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, will join Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer at Sera-Brynn, to discuss what these requirements may mean for your organization, present practical solutions for implementing controls, and offer insight into what to expect from future regulations. By planning, implementing, and auditing based on cyber risk intelligence, organizations can measurably improve security and protect the value of information. This session will also briefly explore mapping other regulations to NIST 800-171 including GDPR, NIST 800-53, ISO 27000, and 23 NYCRR 500 to find efficiencies in managing various aspects of compliance.


Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Concept Conference Room
1880 Pratt Drive - Ste. 2018
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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