Watch Our  GovCon Discussion Series

September 22nd, 2021 at 1:30pm ET


Self Assessment v. Third Party Certification

Cyber Security is in every conversation concerning federal contracting these days. Standards are changing, and with the changes, government contractors will have to be mindful of deadlines and benchmarks over the next 3 years. For now, the DoD is leading the charge on upgrading regulatory compliance, however, several other agencies are following suit with their own updates to process and procedure regarding the handling of controlled unclassified information (CUI).

For the layperson, this can seem like a bit of a mess with the lack of consistency across agencies, and an ever-changing environment. To keep you informed, we are chatting with our industry expert on the subject, Fernando Machado, to hash out what we do know to be true, fixed deadlines, and establishing a plan for certification. CMMC isn’t going away, it’s pressing on, and we are here to help you map out your pathway in a reasonable and cost-effective way.

Spilling the Tea on GovCon

In her online chat series, Spilling the Tea on GovCon, Teresa Moon, Business Development Manager at Parabilis, highlights a supporting industry and topics that are top priorities for government contractors. Viewers will have front row access to learn tips of the trade and ask questions of the experts who can help you run a viable business and potentially win more contracts.

Leaders in GovCon law, accounting, banking, consulting, cybersecurity, and acquisition are all scheduled to share with you and engage in an open forum of information sharing. The best part? You can join us live or at your leisure for free.

About Fernando Machado

Fernando Machado is the Managing Principal and Chief Information Security Officer for Cybersec Investments. Cybersec Investments is a Candidate CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) helping organizations meet compliance with NIST SP 800-171 security requirements mandated by the Department of Defense for defense contractors. Fernando has over 10 years of experience working with Department of Defense customers and holds top cybersecurity industry certifications.

About Teresa Moon

Teresa Moon joined the Parabilis team in late Fall 2020. She brings to the team her extensive experience in business development within government contracting, marketing and branding, relationship building, and partnership management. Her impact is best recognized in her abilities to generate business opportunities within several industries through networking, developing partnerships, and understanding how to effectively create reciprocal referral relationships. Ms. Moon builds lasting relationships through loyal and trustworthy cooperation and commitment.

She is a consummate academic and began her career as a teacher both at the university and high school levels. She worked several years in B2B sales for a Fortune 100 company and led her Division in corporate partnership collaborations that resulted in sales. In 2018, she reignited her professional career, and devoted her efforts to business development in government contracting, specifically within the simulation community in her hometown of Orlando, FL.  Her understanding of the contract award process is a necessary support to the small to mid-sized contractors Parabilis services. She has earned contracts within contract staffing and cybersecurity and is proficient in traditional RFP processes.  Ms.Moon has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Literature from the University of Central Florida and is the proud mother of 2 girls, 8 and 11.

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