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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s CMMC Program Must Encourage ‘Critical Thinking’ in Cybersecurity

Jeff Brody
Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, a Department of Defense official and 2020 Wash100 awardee, said the new cybersecurity standards for contractors must evolve constantly to help industry stay ahead of the changing threat landscape, Fifth Domain reported Friday.

Arrington, who serves as chief information security officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, told the publication in an interview that the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will involve perpetual efforts.

“It needs to become critical thinking about security and understanding that the threat today will not be the same threat that’s here a year or two years from now,” she added, according to the report.

Arrington will deliver the keynote speech at the Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

A full expert panel will include Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education and CMMC-AB chairman of the University of Virginia and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) among other members of the federal sector and industry.

Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

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