Cybersecurity Maturity
Model Certification

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has established a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to protect information that the DoD shares with contractors and subcontractors.

This program is in addition to DFARS 252.204-7012, a cybersecurity clause that requires companies to implement NIST SP 800-171 for the protection of unclassified but confidential information. 


  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Breakfast & Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Everton H. Henriques, FuzeHub
    • Cory Albrecht, AIM – NY MEP
    • Amy Erickson, MTRC – LI MEP
    • Peter Donnelly, Stony Brook University
  • 9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
    Speaker I

    Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, FBI New York Field Office

  • 9:25 AM - 9:40 AM
    Speaker II

    Tom Nohs, DataSoftNow

  • 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
    Speaker III

    Paul LaPorte, AIM – NY MEP

  • 10:05 AM - 11:20 AM
    Panel Discussion

    Moderator – Dana Citron, OrbitalFire Cybersecurity


    • Tom Nohs, DataSoftNow
    • Paul LaPorte, AIM – NY MEP
    • Dr. Hak J. Kim, Hofstra University
    • Dr. Amir Rahmati, Stony Brook University
    • Dr. Michael Nizich, Ph.D, CISSP, New York Institute of Technology
    • John Spiezio, ADDAPT
  • 11:30 AM
    Forum Ends


Thomas has worked on many cyber incidents since 2009. These incidents include ransomware, credential compromise, Advanced Persistent threats, and more. More...
Thomas Nohs, CISSP, RP, CCP
Cybersecurity Consultant, DataSoftNow
Everton's focus is helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, local colleges, and universities to advance innovation and technology. More...
Dr. Everton H. Henriques, MA, HON
Director of Manufacturing and Technology Initiatives, FuzeHub
Paul has provides a variety of IT and Cyber Security solutions and training in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, education, commerce, insurance, and more. Paul has an A.S in Microcomputer Technologies: Technical Support and a B.S. in Network and Computer Security.
Paul LaPorte
Cyber Security Coordinator, AIM
Since 2007 Cory Albrecht has been assisting manufacturers in the Mohawk Valley Region through the New York State Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) Program as the Director of MVCC’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM). More...
Cory Albrecht
Director - AIM at MVCC
Dr. Hak J. Kim is a Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center, at Hofstra University. Read More...
Dr. Hak J. Kim
Chair, Department of Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, Co-Director, Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center, Hofstra University
Amir's research focuses on understanding emerging security and privacy threats in computer systems and building practical solutions to tackle these challenges. His work has resulted in tens of publications and patents, as well as thousands of citations. Read More...
Dr. Amir Rahmati
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University
Dr. Nizich has more than 25 years of professional experience in information technology in a variety of industries, including aviation, education, law enforcement, biotechnology, and cybersecurity. Read More...
Dr. Michael Nizich, Ph.D., CISSP
Director, Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), Director, NSA/DHS CAE Cyber Defense Education Program, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology
Dana is an experienced marketing leader within the B2B tech space. Dana combines her master storytelling skills with her track record of delivering high-growth marketing performance to amplify OrbitalFire’s mission. Read More...
Dana Citron
VP, Marketing, OrbitalFire Cybersecurity
FBI Personnel TBD
Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, FBI New York Field Office
Peter has focused his career on innovation and early stage technology commercialization. As investor, entrepreneur, operator, and consultant, he has accomplished record in evaluating and building projects, companies, and portfolios. Read More...
Peter Donnelly
Associate VP for Technology Partnerships, Stony Brook University
Amy Erickson
Assistant Director, Manufacturing Engineering & Operations, MTRC
John Spiezio was first elected to the ADDAPT Board of Directors in 2010. He serves on several additional corporate boards and startup advisory boards. More...
John Spiezio
Board of Director and Board Advisor, ADDAPT




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