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6th Annual NDIA New England Cyber Event – Zero Trust & CMMC 2.0: Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

April 7, 2022

NDIA New England is bringing back its highly popular all-day forum on cybersecurity and compliance issues affecting the U.S. Defense Industrial Base. Meet and hear from key Government officials, industry representatives, and thought leaders on the latest in DoD’s security requirements and expectations for the defense supply chain. The event will be held at Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA.

New in 2022: In-person and virtual attendance options available!

When: Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Registration: 7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
Event: 8:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Cocktail reception immediately following)

Where: Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus, 147 South Bedford St, Burlington, MA

Please refer to the campus map and driving directions. The event takes place in “Building 5”, which is on your left as you enter the Northeastern campus.


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dan Kelly - Master of Ceremonies

Partner, McCarter & English

Pete Kim

CISO, Raytheon Missiles & Defense (former CISO, U.S. Air Force)

Dr. M. Roman Hachkowski

President, NDIA New England

Congressman Seth Moulton

MA-6, House Armed Services Committee

 9:05 – 9:25 –  Identity Is the New Perimeter: An Introduction to Modern Security Concepts

Ryan Heidorn

Co-founder and Managing Director, Steel Root

John McKenna

President, Advanced Cyber Security Center (former CISO, Liberty Mutual)

9:30 – 10:05 – DoD Thunderdome Program

Dr. Brian Hermann (SES)

Director, Cybersecurity & Analytics Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

10:10 – 10:50 – Zero Trusts Given: Cloud Strategies for Security and Compliance

Ryan Heidorn - Moderator

Co-founder and Managing Director, Steel Root

David Lago

IT Cybersecurity Specialist, Hosting & Computer Center, DISA

Chris Hughes

Co-founder and CISO, Aquia

Patrick Perry

Director of Emerging Technology DoD / IC, Zscaler

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:50 – Cyberwarfare and Cascading Risks: A Dangerous Path to Global War

Brigadier General (ret.) Blaine Holt

Brigadier General (ret.) Blaine Holt

Brig. Gen. (retired), US Air Force
Chief Executive Officer, Alchemai

11:55 – 12:35 – Seeing Eye to Eye: Communicating Supply Chain Cyber Requirements

Jacob Horne - Moderator

Chief Security Evangelist, Summit 7

Joanne Chabot

Director of Supply Chain Compliance, Training and Oversight, General Dynamics Mission Systems

MJ Thomas

Director of Security, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

Allison Giddens

President, Win-Tech

Michael Gaudet

Director of IT, kSARIA Corporation

12:35 – 12:45 –  Student Robotics Clubs

Dr. M. Roman Hachkowski presents sponsorships and introduces the John D. O’Bryant School’s FIRST Robotics team and the Revere High School Robotics Club

John D. O'Bryant School

Revere High School

12:45- 1:25 – Lunch (Exhibits Open)

1:30 – 2:05 – A Vision for Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) in the DoD

Jason Weiss

DoD Chief Software Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense

2:10 – 2:50 – CMMC and Cyber Fraud: Costs of Non-Compliance

Alex Major

Co-Leader, Government Contracts, McCarter & English

Ryan Bonner

Founder and CEO, DEFCERT

B. Stephanie Siegmann

National Security Expert and Litigation Partner, Hinckley Allen

David Petry

Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Raytheon Missiles & Defense

2:55- 3:15 – Insider Threat and CMMC Culture

Joy Beland, CISM, CMMC Provisional Assessor / Instructor

Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant/Instructor, Edwards Performance Solutions

3:15 – 3:35 – Break (Exhibits Open)

3:40 – 4:20 – CMMC 2.0 Program Updates

Stacy Bostjanick

Stacy Bostjanick

Chief of Implementation and Policy, Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
CMMC Director

4:25 – 4:45 – CMMC Scoping – Lessons Learned

4:50 – 5:30 – CMMC 2.0 Hot Topics

Ryan Bonner - Moderator

Founder and CEO, DEFCERT

Scott Edwards

President, Summit 7 Systems

John Bermingham

Director of Cybersecurity & Compliance, Technical Support International

Brian Haugli

Managing Partner and Founder, SideChannel

Patrick Perry

Director of Emerging Technology DoD/IC, Zscaler

5:30 – 5:35 – Closing Remarks

6:00 – 8:00 – Post Event Happy Hour @ Capital Grille Sponsored by Steel Root, Zscaler & NeQter Labs

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April 7, 2022


Northeastern University, Innovation Campus
147 South Bedford Street (Building 5)
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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