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NIST SP 800-171 & CMMC: Minimize Your Risk of Losing Business Opportunities

Gisele Bennett, Ph.D.
Pete Dowdy, D.Sc.
Scot McLeod

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

NIST 800-171 vs CMMC

Who do these frameworks apply to & what's the relationship between them?


How do organizations become certified & who performs the assessment?


What can companies do to meet the extensive requirements for these frameworks?

About the Panelists

Senior VP for Strategic & Research Initiatives | Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Gisele Bennett is a member of the Army Science Board. She is a Fellow with OSA and SPIE, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. She is on the board of directors for OSA and is the IEEE President for the Council on RFID.

Dr. Bennett is the Senior Vice President for Strategic and Research Initiatives and Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech). She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Prior to joining Florida Tech in 2018, she was a Regents’ Researcher, an Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Integration, and a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Pete Dowdy, D.Sc.
Senior Director, Information Security | Envistacom

Dr. Pete Dowdy is a retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer with over 34 years of Cyber (Defensive and Offensive), Information Operations, and Cryptologic experience. He specializes in providing Cyber and Information Operations planning and training in support of Joint, Coalition and military service operations, as well as Command Post and Field Training exercises. 

Dr. Dowdy is responsible for setting Envistacom's Cybersecurity Compliance goals, technical approach, implementation, budget, and management of corporate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) compliance efforts, to include NIST SP 800-171 assessments and continuous monitoring.

Scot McLeod
Vice President | Apptega

McLeod is focused on raising awareness of Apptega’s innovative solutions that streamline and simplify cybersecurity management and reporting. He is also focused on showcasing the results achieved and best practices implemented by the company’s growing list of customers and managed service partners. Previously as VP of Marketing for Compliance 360, he established customer-centric marketing programs in support of +300% growth and three consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, including #1 as the fastest growing provider of eGRC (enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance) solutions.