Part 2
1 Hour (45 minutes presentation, 15 min Q&A)
In this session of the Ankura CMMC series, a panel of seasoned cyber professionals and legal counsel with experience advising clients in the defense space will address organizations that may not be sure if they will be required to comply with the CMMC. The webinar is tailored to organizations such as foreign entities, universities, and commercial off the shelf (COTS) suppliers who may not traditionally consider themselves part of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) but would like to know more. It will also address organizations who may supply a DIB company and don’t consider their product or service to be part of the CMMC requirements.
What makes this course unique?
This course is designed to help organizations that may not be on the front line understand their obligations under CMMC.
An attendee will learn how to:
What is CMMC?
Why foreign defense suppliers are considered covered entities
How CMMC will affect the way your organization operates now and in the future
How CMMC differs from DFARS 7012 / CUI
How non-traditional organizations operate under CMMC
The types of covered University entities
Why COTS providers may still be covered
Interaction among CMMC, export, and ITAR Controls
Does CMMC apply to the entire supply chain?
How to leverage CMMC and export controls to capture future business/grants
Industry Focus
Universities, COTS provides, and Foreign entities.
Chief Risk Officers
Chief Executive Officers
Data Privacy Officers
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Program Managers
Data Protection Officers
Chief Information Officers
Product Development Manager
Chief Legal Officer
Procurement Manager


Randall H. Cook

Senior Managing Director, Ankura

Randall H. Cook is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in New York. He has more than 20 years of experience as a former federal prosecutor, in-house executive leader and counsel, Inspector General, law firm attorney, and US Army officer leading and advising organizations engaged with critical operational, compliance, and risk mitigation challenges. Randy assists companies, organizations, investors, and counsel to navigate complex risks arising from national security concerns (including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and US trade controls); government and regulatory investigations and audits; and public and fiscal integrity issues.
Liza V. Craig

Counsel, Reed Smith 

Liza is a member of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, where she focuses on government contracting. She counsels her clients on all aspects of the procurement process, including the proposal preparation and submission process, the resolution of disputes related to awards, administration, and termination of government contracts, and on matters related to contract compliance. Liza provides creative, knowledgeable, and practical advice designed to successfully advance and achieve client objectives.
Philip Higginbotham

Program Manager and Cyber Analyst, SRC

Philip Higginbotham is a Program Manager and Cyber Analyst with Scientific Research Corporation (SRC). He is one of the founding members of the National Defense Cyber Alliance (NDCA), which is the FBI’s new cyber initiative that co-locates US Government and Cleared Contractor in cleared space to work jointly on threats targeting the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The NDCA encompasses partners from every facet of the DIB community, currently including one University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The NDCA’s mission falls hand-in-hand with the adaptation and compliance of the CMMC model.
Phil has over 15 years of experience in the Intelligence Community, including work with the National CounterterrorismCenter (NCTC), FBI Headquarters and Field Offices, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Army Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO). His main expertise is in Cyber-Counterintelligence and he has help stand up numerous Cyber-CI programs for multiple agencies throughout his career.


Scott Corzine

Senior Managing Director, Ankura

Scott Corzine
Scott Corzine is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura where he advises risk, compliance, legal, and audit officers and board committees on operational risk and resilience, specializing in cybersecurity compliance, assessments, technical testing, strategy, and maturity road maps. Scott heads up Ankura’s CMMC initiative from Washington, DC, and is developing tools and solutions to help companies manage their risk to CMMC exposure.
1 Hour (45 minutes presentation, 15 min Q&A)
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