America's Small Business Development Centers: Charlie Tupitza, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Lead, U.S. & Territories
Recently, after a speech that I gave at the NIST Software & Supply Chain Assurance Meeting, at Mitre, I had the opportunity to listen and learn from some of America's cybersecurity thought leader regarding the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The mission of the CMMC is to create a culture of cybersecurity, standards and certifications for the more than 300,000 suppliers to the Department of Defense.
An important part of that discussion focused on America's small and medium businesses and the challenges and opportunities that they face regarding the CMMC, according to today's guest, Charlie Tupitza. from the ASBDC.
There are a number of reasons that these businesses make attractive targets to hackers including: 1. Many do not have the resources, both technical and/or financial to properly defend themselves and 2. They don't think that they have anything worthwhile to attract the attention of hackers. Both are false. We'll listen and learn why and what small and medium businesses can do to protect themselves and how ASBDC can help!
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