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Cybersecurity Forums

The Pacific Northwest has been the site for a pilot program to help manufacturers comply with cybersecurity requirements. Based on feedback from this program, we launched a monthly check-in to provide relevant information… and lots of time for your questions to be answered by our cybersecurity expert panel. 

Learn more about the Pilot Program that was conducted in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness Defense Sector or feel free to download the Cybersecurity Grant Full Report. 

The content in the Forums targets both management and technical staff working toward cybersecurity compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other cybersecurity efforts.

July 15, 2021 | Ransomware, Security, and You

Ace Swerling, Director of Security Solutions at CORTAC Group discusses how to deal with cyber challenges such as CMMC compliance as well as how to get your organization safe and secure so you can win more business.



August 19, 2021 | Creating a Culture of Compliance

John Stephens, of Luminant Digital Security, discusses what it takes to create a culture of compliance. Other panel members include: Matt KatzerJohn Christly, and Ace Swerling



September 14, 2021 | 10 Best Security Practices for Any Company

This month Aliahu "Alli" Bey from Haight Bey & Associates LLC, CEO, Totem Technologies will be sharing the 10 Best Security Practices for Any Company. 

Additional information will be shared from the following cybersecurity experts Raj SidhuTom CorneliusAdam Austin, and David Driggers.




These Cybersecurity Forums are supported by Impact Washington, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), TechHelp Idaho, and Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. In partnership with Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) and Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA).

Schedule a no-cost