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GBD151. CMMC, the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (March Technology Advisory)

Go Beyond Disruption

Release Date: 03/25/2021

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Guest-hosted by Steve Ursillo with Troy Fine and Matt Gilbert, this conversation is a good start to understanding CMMC, a complex and increasingly crucial component of top-level cybersecurity. It's especially crucial for companies needing to support compliance in the US Department of Defence environment, which we'll cover in this forthcoming AICPA webinar.

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The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.

  • Based in Rhode Island, USA, returning guest host Steven Ursillo is Partner with Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Washington-based Matt Gilbert is a principal in Baker Tilly's risk advisory practice. He leads their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Government Contractor IT Risk suite of services.
  • Troy Fine joined from Pittsburgh, USA. He is a SOC 2 Audit Expert and Cybersecurity Expert who manages the execution of information security and cybersecurity attestation engagements with CPA firm Schneider Downs. 

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