With cyber-attacks on the rise, a Cybersecurity Boot Camp is planned for March 28th in Erie, PA to provide companies with a basic framework to protect their information as well as information of the customers, partners, and suppliers. The afternoon portion of the program will focus on information important for manufacturers who have contracts (or are subcontractors) with the Department of Defense (DoD) and General Services Administration (GSA) because…. the deadline to comply with new cybersecurity requirements in December 31, 2017.

Robyn Young, Program Manager for Northwest Commission’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), will review details of the NIST 800-171 requirements, safeguarding covered defense information, controlled unclassified information (CUI), cybersecurity incident reporting (DFARS 252.204-7012) and resources to assist your company with compliance.

Prior to becoming program manager, Young was a Government Contracting Specialist for Northwest Commission PTAC in Oil City, PA for the past 5 years providing government contracting assistance to regional businesses. She provides assistance on the registration and bidding process that is necessary to do business with the local, state, and federal branches of government. She is currently responsible for assisting businesses in Erie and Warren County and had previous assignments in Clarion, Mercer, Lawrence and Venango Counties.

Young received her certificate as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) in 2016 and was certified in 2015 as a Certified Verification Counselor by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This certification qualifies her to assist Veteran Owned Businesses in becoming verified. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Clarion University.

Cybersecurity Book Camp is presented by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), Northwest Commission PTAC, and Gannon Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Click here for more details about the Cybersecurity Boot Camp.