DFARS Cybersecurity Deep Dive with Pat Toth

  • Manufacturers Only
    November 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cybersecurity Providers Only
    November 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Venue Phone: 401-781-9400

Venue Website:

80 Washington St, Room 228, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, United States

Registration is now closed for this event – please register for our upcoming DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness Breakfasts here:


Any manufacturer, either an OEM or tiered supplier, contractually doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31, 2017.

Join Polaris MEP as we welcome the subject matter expert in the area of Cybersecurity and DFARS, and key contributor to the corresponding NIST SP800-171 standard, Pat Toth on November 30th at URI’s Providence Campus.

Planned Agenda

Session 1 (Manufacturers Only) 9AM-12:00PM

  • 9:00 – 11:00 – Cover Cybersecurity requirement sections in the self-assessment handbook
  • 11:00-12:00 – Cover frequently asked questions and field specific questions from those in attendance

Session 2 (Cybersecurity Service Providers Only) 1:00-3:00PM

  • 1:00 – 2:30  – Q&A Session for service providers related to compliance and execution of the plan of action.
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Discuss the best way for them to interact with an MEP in relation to NIST 800-171


Pat Toth is the Cybersecurity Program Manager at the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). During her 26 years at NIST, Pat has worked on numerous documents and projects including SP 800-53, SP 800-53A, SP 800-171, SP 800-16 rev 1, and NISTIR 7621. Before she came to NIST, she served as a Cryptologic Officer in the U.S. Navy.


With Pat’s help we are working to increase Rhode Island manufacturers’ awareness and understanding to help ensure compliance with the DFARS cybersecurity requirements that will apply to DOD contracts by December 31, 2017.


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