Four CMMC actions to take right now

May 27, 2021 Caleb Barlow

Waiting will only increase risk and difficulty

As the recent SolarWinds data breach amply demonstrated, government networks are at serious risk due to third-party vendors, including many widely trusted and pervasive vendors.

Mere months before the SolarWinds breach was disclosed, the Department of Defense released the first version of a new requirement called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), mandating contractors rapidly reimagine their security protocols or risk losing DoD business.

In this Interview, Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses ways to improve CMMC readiness once the DoD comes knocking.

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About the Author

Caleb Barlow

Caleb Barlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek, a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry Prior to joining CynergisTek, Caleb led the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence organization. In 2016, he built X-Force Command which is part of a $200M investment in a global incident response services, updated watch floors, the industry’s first immersive cyber range, and an incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents. In 2018, Caleb invented the Cyber Tactical Operations Center which is a first-of-its-kind training, simulation, and security operations center on wheels. Caleb has a broad background having led technical teams in product development, product management, strategy, marketing, and cloud service delivery. He has also led the integration efforts of on multiple IBM acquisitions. Caleb is a sought after speaker on the subject of security. He has appeared on TED stage, TODAY, and regularly appears on national news broadcasts. Caleb’s views have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, and dozens of other publications. He testified before U.S. Congress and the United Nations by invitation of the President of the U.N. General Assembly. External to IBM, Caleb has been in leadership roles at two successful startups, including Syncra Systems, which is now part of Oracle, and Ascendant Technology, which was acquired by Avent. Caleb also holds multiple patents in the field of Unified Communication.

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