Smithers Cybersecurity Webinars

Smithers Cybersecurity Webinars

Smithers Information Security Services provides webinars on a regular basis to help educate the industry regarding cybersecurity and many different cybersecurity standards, including ISO 27001 and CMMC/NIST. Below you will find upcoming webinars as well as our full webinar library.
 

Upcoming Webinars


Ransomware: Safeguarding your Organization from Digital Extortion

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

You have probably heard of ransomware attacks, but do you know how to protect your organization from these types of cyber attacks? Smithers Senior IT Manager Colin Christman will walk you through what exactly ransomware is and how to secure your company against these frightening incidents.

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Establishing Scope for Your NIST/CMMC Assessment

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

One of the most important keys to a successful NIST/CMMC assessment is to establish your scope. Everything truly progresses based on how much is in the scope. In this webinar, Robert McVay walks through the ins and outs of creating a realistic and effective scope for assessment.

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An Unencrypted Discussion of Encryption

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

The intricacies of encryption for NIST/CMMC compliance can sometimes to be difficult for contractors to wrap their arms around. Robert McVay walks through the details and makes them easier to understand in this webinar.

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MSPs, CSPs, and Your NIST/CMMC Assessment

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Do you work with an MSP? An MSSP? Maybe you work with a CSP. What are all of these acronyms and what do you need to consider as you prepare for your NIST/CMMC assessment? Join Robert McVay as he walks you through the details.

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Employee Smart Phones and NIST/CMMC Compliance

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Do your employees' smart phones need to be included in your scope? The answer is it depends. How do you know, and how can you deal with the complex issues surrounding smart phones and CUI? This webinar with Robert McVay will help you move forward effectively.

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How to Know if You’re Handling CUI

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Over the last 2-3 years, the topic of CUI has been one of the most prominent among defense contractors. How do you know if you have CUI? What level of NIST/CMMC will you need to comply with based on your CUI? What does your prime say and how does that impact things? This webinar will help to clarify this muddy issue.

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The Year in Review and What is Coming Next

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

It has been a momentous year, and even more is going to happen in 2025. Robert McVay summarizes key events in cybersecurity standards from 2024 and prepares you for what's coming in 2025.

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Specialized Assets

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

What is a specialized asset? They are mentioned fairly often in the published CMMC proposed rule. Do you have a specialized asset? Do you have to include it or them in your assessment scope? 




Maintaining CUI in an ERP

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST

Many businesses that are going to have to comply with NIST/CMMC have ERPs in use. What should you be aware of if your ERP stores CUI? Robert McVay walks through several important pointers in this informative webinar.

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Ten Common Challenges to NIST SP 800-171 Compliance

Date: Wednesday, December 6

Time: 1 PM - 2 PM EST

Many different types of companies are in the process of pursuing compliance with NIST SP 800-171. Despite the variety in the companies, the same controls tend to become obstacles in the process. In this webinar, Robert McVay will review ten of the most common controls that prevent companies from achieving compliance. There is a lot that can be learned from analyzing these specific controls and what they require.

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Can Moving to the Cloud Help Diminish the Risk of a Cyber Breach?

October 18, 2023

In this webinar, Smithers Senior IT Manager Colin Christman walks through the definition of cloud computing, how to share responsibility with a cloud services provider as well as other types of providers, and the pros and cons of moving to a cloud environment. If you are wondering if moving your data to the cloud will increase the security of your IT ecosystem, this webinar will help you move forward.

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The Cost of a Cyber Breach

September 13, 2023

Talk about cybersecurity breaches is increasing, but the potential cost of a cybersecurity incident is harder to pinpoint. Much depends on the size of the organization, but that is not the only factor. As Robert McVay notes, small to medium-sized businesses are currently being attacked at increasing levels. The cost of a cyber breach is not just the lost data. It is lost productivity, legal costs (potentially), and more. Learn how much a cyber attack might cost you and why you should work hard to protect your organization.

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NIST CSF For You

August 2, 2023

Currently, NIST SP 800-171 is on everyone’s radar because of its close ties to CMMC 2.0. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is different. As Smithers Senior IT Manager Colin Christman notes, the NIST CSF will help you protect your organization’s data by offering an organizational structure for risk assessment and prevention. However, the CSF is not a standard to which an organization needs to be certified. Watch this webinar to learn more about the NIST CSF.

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How to Understand and Manage Cybersecurity Risks

July 25, 2023

Who has to worry about a cybersecurity attack? If you think you are safe because your organization is small, you are actually the perfect target for a hacker. In this webinar, Robert McVay defines the different kinds of cybersecurity risks, what kinds of businesses are being targeted, and what steps can be taken to help prevent a serious breach.

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