Preparing Higher Education Research Institutions for CMMC Assessments

Tuesday, June 02 | 2:30PM–3:00PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Industry and Campus-Led Session

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance is one of the many things that keeps CISOs up at night. In the case of research universities, failure to meet the CMMC requirements could put DoD grant funding at risk. Developing strategies with unified endpoint management and security helps reduce complexity, improve efficiency, and close the gaps between operations and security teams and provide CISOs a single platform to understand their environment and prepare them for future CMMC audits. 
To comply with CMMC guidelines, many institutions turn to their central IT teams or third-party companies to create the IT infrastructure needed to meet CMMC standards and protect sensitive information from malicious actors. These institutions are concerned with the lack of basic cyberhygiene processes, and many do not have the needed visibility into their full network. They need complete, continuous visibility into all assets on the network and the capability to track and report network security status in near real time, in line with CMMC requirements. This session will help institutions not only identify risks and vulnerabilities but also prioritize them across the environment and identify how they might take action to respond and remediate in near real time.


  • Gary Buonacorsi

    SLED CTO, Tanium
  • Caitlin Doyle

    Field Marketing Manager, Tanium