Core Solutions & The Nebraska MEP present

Cybersecurity Webinars

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Core Business Solutions are Cybersecurity Consultants that work with MEP centers throughout the USA.

This webinar series is designed to discuss subjects that can help small manufacturers protect their data and build customer trust. Cybersecurity risks grow every year. Core Business Solutions helps organizations understand and implement effective cybersecurity protections that meet industry standards.

The webinars will take place on Tuesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm Central Time. The dates, subjects and links are listed below:



June 20, 2024

Scoping: Simplifying CMMC Compliance

Description: Uncover the art of 'scoping' to streamline your CMMC journey, focusing on defining the IT boundaries that contain CUI. This approach not only simplifies compliance but also makes it more cost-effective for small businesses.

May 16, 2024

Title: The Human Factor: Cultivating a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness

 Description: From recognizing phishing attempts to safeguarding sensitive data, this webinar empowers your workforce with essential cybersecurity knowledge. Create a human firewall with informed, vigilant employees.


April 18, 2024

Topic: Decoding CMMC: A Step-by-Step Compliance Roadmap

Description: Unpack the complexities of CMMC compliance with a clear, step-by-step roadmap. From scoping to certification, this session lays out each phase, helping you navigate the path to compliance with confidence.



March 21, 2024

Topic: CMMC 2.0: Navigating the Latest Updates and What They Mean for You

Description: Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest CMMC 2.0 updates, including the impact of the revision of NIST SP 800-171 (Rev 3). Understand the changes, anticipate new requirements, and learn how your business can smoothly transition to the updated standards.

February 15, 2024

Cybersecurity Essentials: Toolkit for Small Business

Dive into the critical digital tools that form the cybersecurity backbone for small enterprises. This session demystifies the technical jargon and focuses on practical, accessible solutions that provide robust protection without complexity.

November 16, 2023

CMMC Assessments: What to Expect

To become CMMC Level 2 certified, you'll need to pass a CMMC assessment by a 3rd-party assessment company called a C3PAO.  CMMC assessments are highly detailed and require demonstrable evidence that you meet each of the NIST SP 800-171 controls.  In order to be certified, all 320 control objectives must be met. 


In this session we'll be pulling back the curtain on a CMMC assessment.  We'll be uncovering important details such as:


   1. How is a CMMC assessment conducted and who will need to participate?

   2. What objective evidence will the assessor look for?

   3. How long will a CMMC assessment take and what will it cost?

   4. How should you choose your C3PAO to conduct the assessment?

   5. Who will make up the CMMC assessment team?


Join us as we peek into the details of a CMMC assessment to help you be well prepared.

October 19, 2023 at 1:00pm CST

CMMC With No IT Staff

Webinar Description:

One thing is very apparent with CMMC, it is very technical and will require a high degree of technical skill to do it properly.  But, many small businesses don't have a dedicated IT staff, or their IT team has no hands-on experience with meeting technical standards.  How can a business with limited or no IT staff achieve CMMC certification?


In this session, our team will explain the technical resources and skills needed to prepare for a CMMC certification.  We'll address:


   1. Which CMMC requirements involve technology and which are organizational processes?

   2. What technical decisions will companies face when preparing for CMMC?

   3. In what cases can an external IT expert be helpful?

   4. Can CMMC certification be achieved without an IT staff on the payroll?

   5. What are the pros and cons of hiring your own IT staff?


Join this informative session as we discuss the "IT skills-gap" common to so many small businesses.

September 21, 2023 at 1:00pm CST

How to Keep CMMC Affordable

Webinar Description:

For most small businesses, CMMC can become a significant cost in time and money.  While it might be considered a cost of doing business with the DoD or prime defense contractors, the ROI can quickly dwindle unless the most affordable options are investigated.  This includes various technology alternatives as well as the most efficient processes.
In this webinar, we'll be discussing the costs associated with CMMC certification and where the biggest savings can be found.  This will include:
   1. The importance of an accurate self-assessment to reveal true gaps
   2. The impacts of workflows and scope
   3. The choices between upgrading your existing network vs. utilizing a separate enclave to control CUI
   4. What to handle with internal resources and when to use external 3rd-parties
   5. How to design your CMMC program for efficiency and cost over the long term.
Please join us as we discuss practical ways to save money on your CMMC certification investment.

August 17, 2023

The Heavy Lift of CMMC – Documentation


Webinar Description: 

To successfully pass a CMMC assessment, you'll not only need to have the right technologies and follow the right processes, but you'll have to show your compliance through documentation.  The CMMC assessors have been trained that "if it's not documented, it doesn't exist".  Proper documentation will be one of the major focuses during your CMMC assessment.

In addition to a System Security Plan (SSP), you'll also need to have policies, diagrams, and numerous evidence artifacts to show during your assessment.  In this webinar, we'll lay out a plan to properly document your CMMC program including:

   1. What specific documents need to be developed to meet CMMC requirements?

   2. What is a Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM) and how should it be used?

   3. How many policies and procedures are needed?

   4. How should policies be organized and what topics must be included?

   5. How should CMMC documentation be controlled and how often should they be updated?