Cybersecurity Partnership Initiative

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) and universities are increasingly impacted by the rapidly evolving world of IT security, privacy and regulatory compliance. The Cybersecurity Partnership seeks to inform, clarify and initiate hands-on cooperation among the research community.

This event is highly recommended for security system administrators, principal investigators, proposal and budget administrators, project managers and staff working to support projects and proposals.

October 12 & 13, 2017

OBJECTIVES: Demystify Federal regulations and guidelines:

  • What is the Risk Management Framework and why should we care?
  • Does compliance equal security OR security equal compliance?
  • Is FISMA more than a “check box” exercise?
  • How can security training lead to measurable threat awareness?
  • Will revised Federal Acquisition Regulation impact my contracts?
  • How can budgets and proposals be managed for compliance?
  • How do we get started?
  • How do we factor costs into proposal budgets and justifications?
  • Is the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) applicable to research?
  • How can security and privacy controls be integrated into the user environment?
  • Will compliance impact awards and cash flow?

… and many more questions may need clarification

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Ronald Ross, NIST Fellow and Director FISMA Project
Mark Riddle, Senior Program Analyst NARA Information Security Oversight
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Room Number: 
1210, 1212, 1214 (auditorium)

Type of event:

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Yes - CG1-Auditorium -
Announcement Timing: 
September 11, 2017 to October 6, 2017
Calendar Timing: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:30am