Time Again for Cyburgh – and Additional Cyber Resources

As we have seen over the last month, cybersecurity and data privacy issues continue to dominate the headlines and be a top concern for organizations of all sizes and industries.

Just over the last few weeks, ransomware attacks prompted those in the southeast to panic buy and hoard gasoline after an attack on the Colonial Pipeline, and we learned of the release of thousands of sensitive Washington DC Metropolitan Police documents to the dark web, including gang informants, personnel records and background checks. While these are high-profile instances involving large institutions, the reality is that organizations of all sizes continue to be at risk every day.

With the conversation around cybersecurity concerns only increasing, the Schneider Downs cybersecurity team would like to extend an invitation to our networks to attend the 2021 Cyburgh Initiative virtual event for free with promo code SD21.

The annual event is hosted by the Pittsburgh Tech Council and brings together cybersecurity professionals from the western Pennsylvania region to discuss critical topics in the cybersecurity world. This event runs from Tuesday, May 25 to May 27, and will focus on how vulnerability impacts the bottom line, you can register at www.pghtech.org/events/2021Cyburgh_1.

Additionally, the event is hosting a panel discussion on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) . The panel, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – Navigating through the Murky Waters of Certification, will focus on the nuances and best practices of obtaining this certification, and lessons learned from those who have completed the process. Troy Fine, Senior Manager of Risk Advisory at Schneider Downs, who is qualified as a CMMC Provisional Assessor, will lend his expertise to the discussion and shared his thoughts on the panel:

“The panel is made up of industry experts playing different roles in the CMMC ecosystem and each panel member will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to help attendees navigate CMMC compliance.  This is a great opportunity to learn about CMMC compliance and what to expect as you begin your CMMC journey.” ­

Introducing New Resources

To support the event and panel discussion, the Schneider Downs cybersecurity team has introduced a number of new resources to our robust cybersecurity resource library. The new pieces focus on cybersecurity strategy in 2021 and CMMC, and are available below. 

Top 10 Cybersecurity Strategy Mistakes of 2021 Whitepaper

Learn about the top ten cybersecurity strategy mistakes our team has encountered in 2021 and best practices to avoid these common pitfalls. 

Access the Whitepaper

CMMC Preparation Checklist

Be better prepared for your CMMC engagement using our preparation checklist. The checklist organizes critical steps organizations need to consider starting from 12 months out. 

Download the Checklist


As part of our continued commitment to helping organizations prepare for and understand CMMC, our team has curated some of the most frequently asked questions from authorized resources and professionals for quick reference. 

Download the FAQ

About Schneider Downs Cybersecurity

The Schneider Downs cybersecurity practice consists of experts offering a comprehensive set of information technology security services, including penetration testing, intrusion prevention/detection review, ransomware security, vulnerability assessments and a robust digital forensics and incident response team. For more information, visit www.schneiderdowns.com/cybersecurity or contact the team at [email protected].

In addition, our Digital Forensics and Incident Response teams are available 24x7x365 at 1-800-993-8937 if you suspect or are experiencing a network incident of any kind.

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