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CMMC - Everyone is Talking About It

May 5, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

CMMC - Everyone is Talking About It

When it comes to Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), compliance for Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors is non-negotiable; however, the sooner you begin the time-intensive certification process, the better. As an "Early Adopter" you can ensure that you keep your spot at the Department of Defense's (DOD) table while also standing out from the competition as a trusted contractor.

So, how do you know if you have an effective security program? Follow the CMMC path to success, which ultimately leads to your certification.

What We Cover:

Why you should become an Early Adopter and the steps to get a head start on CMMC certification, including:

  • How to define the scope of time you’ll need to complete CMMC

  • The process of implementing security controls

  • Steps to identify the necessary forms of certification/self-attestation

  • Best practices for implementing CMMC 2.0


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Tom Bristow, CMMC Program Manager, ABS QE

Tom Bristow is the Program Manager for CMMC and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) at ABS QE. With nearly 40 years of deep security and auditing expertise, Tom assists organizations with their ongoing compliance processes, including self-assessments and audits associated with Level 1 and a subset of Level 2 programs required to comply with CMMC 2.0.


About ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ( As a world-leading certification body, ABS QE works with companies to improve the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, training and assessments, including supply chain and cybersecurity. ABS QE’s global network of auditors plays a crucial role in helping organizations achieve business excellence and obtain the necessary certifications to get products and services to market.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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