Vestige and McGuireWoods law firm are presenting to the SAME BOSTON POST on October 3. Topic: What to Know Before the CMMC Auditor Arrives.


SAME Boston Post – CMMC Presentation

SAME Boston Post – CMMC Presentation

150 Royall St, Canton, MD 02021

Cybersecurity experts are guest speaking to the Society of American Military Engineers – Boston Post, Small Business Committee,  on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m.

Damon Hacker, MBA, CISA, CSXF, CMMC-RP, Vestige President and Cybersecurity Compliance Expert, and
Ned Childs, BA, JD, Attorney at McGuire Woods and CMMC Legal Expert,
are panel-speaking at this highly informative presentation titled:

What to Know Before the CMMC Auditor Arrives

Gain perspectives from a Lawyer, a CMMC Assessor and a CMMC Expert (RP).

With CMMC 2.0 right around the corner, many organizations are scrambling to come into compliance.  For organizations that are unfamiliar with an evidence-based assessment, they may be fearful of what the C3PAO is going to find or worse, unaware of the rigor that it requires – leading that organization to be woefully unprepared for such audit.  This panel discussion brings together the collective expertise from the perspectives of:

  • a Registered Practitioner (RP) who knows the ins-and-outs of how to comply and how to “get it done”,
  • a lawyer that specializes in organization’s FAR and DFARS obligations and understands the liability of the flow-down clauses between primes and subcontractors, and
  • included will be information the Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAO) looks for.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand the value of having your CMMC Expert on-board at the time of the certification assessment,
  • Learn why organizations need to understand their liability as it pertains to their supply chain, and
  • Gain perspective from a C3PAO on what they’re going to be looking for during the certification assessment.


Attendees Will Learn:

  • What an evidence-based assessment means and what’s involved to comply,
  • The importance of having an advocate in the room that is both a CMMC master and IT expert to defend your control environment, and
  • What’s at stake if they and their subcontractors are not in compliance and/or misrepresent their compliance.


Damon Hacker, President & CEO | Founder

Damon Hacker is President, CEO and co-owner of Vestige Digital Investigations, a leading technology company specializing in CyberSecurity (proactive & reactive as well as compliance), Digital Forensics and Electronically Stored Information (ESI). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the arena, including a background in IT Security and IT Auditing.

He helps to improve the techniques, processes and technology in cybersecurity. He actively assists clients achieve compliance across multiple cybersecurity frameworks.

Damon is an in-demand speaker on local, state and national levels. He speaks on the subjects of DoD CMMC cybersecurity compliance, IT security, IT auditing, computer fraud, white-collar crime, data breach, non-compete and intellectual property theft.

He earned both his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, and his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CSX Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification – Registered Practitioner (CMMC-RP) for U.S. Department of Defense contractor cybersecurity compliance.

Ned Childs

Ned Childs, Attorney at Law | Partner
McGuire Woods LLP

McGuireWoods is a full-service law firm providing legal and public affairs solutions. 

Ned Childs practice spans more than a decade in Washington, DC and encompasses a broad array of legal services, including government contract investigations, disclosures, and regulatory enforcement actions; bid protests and government contract disputes; government contract counseling; export licensing and enforcement; prime contractor-subcontractor disputes.