Event Schedule


Upcoming Events

Date: September 20-21, 2023

Location  – Von Braun Center – 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

Registration can be found here. 

National Cyber Summit us the nation’s most innovative cyber security-technology event, offering unique educational, collaborative and workforce development opportunities for industry visionaries and rising leaders. NCS offers more value than similar cyber conferences with diverse focus-areas, premier speakers, and unmatched accessibility.  Our core focus is on the three things: education, collaboration and innovation.

Fernando Machado will be speaking at this event.

Date: October 11-12, 2023

Location InterContinental Miami – 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131

Registration can be found here. 

Join us for this one day event where you will meet government decision makers and experts emphasizing how to get your products and services in front of federal buyers, Engage with federal agencies, large primes and subject matter experts to learn about new opportunities and showcase your products and services in the exhibit hall

Fernando Machado will be part pf the Cybersecurity Compliance for Government Contracts Panel.

Date: November 2-3, 2023

Location  – The Hilton Aventura Miami – 2885 NE 191st Street Aventura, FL 33180

Registration can be found here. 

ICS Miami, a Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Conference 

Join Cybersecurity Executives and Subject Matter Experts in Aventura, Florida to discuss the threats, use-cases, and solutions needed to meet critical infrastructure cybersecurity needs.

Fernando Machado will be speaking at this event.

Past Events

Date: September 12-14, 2023

Location  – University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) – 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Registration can be found here. 

The Peak Cyber Symposium is an exceptional opportunity for Cybersecurity, Information Management, Information Technology, and Communications Professionals to enhance their knowledge and expertise. This symposium aims to provide a comprehensive platform to delve into the most critical cybersecurity threats of today, explore effective remediation strategies, and share best practices.

Fernando Machado will be speaking at this event.

Date: August 14-17, 2023

Location – Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center – 2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Registration can be found here. 

TechNet Augusta 2023 gives participants the opportunity to examine and explore the intricacies of the cyber domain.  With assistance from the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Industry experts, the conference is designed to open the lines of communications and facilitate networking, education and problem solving. Leaders and operators also discuss procurement challenges the military, government and industry face during a time of uncertain budgets and runaway technology advances.

Fernando Machado will be speaking at the event.

Date: August 2-3, 2023

Location  – Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Registration can be found here. 

This event will bring small business owners, Florida SBDC Network experienced business consultants, and partners from across the state together to help small business owners walk away with strategies and connections to help further their business.

The summit will feature keynote speakers, over 20+ breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that will allow small business professionals to walk away with tangible strategies and connections to help their business start, grow and thrive.

Fernando Machado will be speaking at this event.

Date: August 2, 2023

Location  – University of Texas at Arlington Hereford University Center  – 300 W 1st St, Arlington, TX 76010

Registration can be found here. 

Join us to learn about new business opportunities, connect with Small Business Liaison Officers, network with fellow business owners and more.

The Government Procurement Conference is a regional conference fostering business partnerships between the government, its prime contractor and small business.

Cybersec Investments is a sponsor of this event.

Date: April 20, 2023 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDTWebinar

Registration can be found here. 

Information about the event: It’s become the standard every contractor will need to follow: NIST 800-171. There’s a reason why these requirements are being used for safeguarding DoD compliance CUI – they are incredibly thorough and effective! Derek Kernus, a Certified CMMC Professional, will moderate a panel of C3PAOs to talk about the biggest challenges with meeting the requirements and what to consider when working towards compliance. 

Fernando Machado will be one of the panelists. 

Date: March 29-30, 2023

Location  – Chantilly, VA

Registration can be found here. 

CAISSWG is putting on their spring conference in Chantilly, VA.  We are pleased to announce that Fernando will be speaking at this event and presenting “CMMC: Unraveled”

Date: February 23-24, 2023

Location  – Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront – 3003 North Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903

Registration can be found here. 

CUI-CON is a jointly founded event between Fernando Machado (Cybersec Investments) and Matthew Titcombe (Peak InfoSec)

As Veterans, both Fernando and Matt are committed to helping out DoD contractors protect its intellectual property. By hosting CUI-CON, both hope to help inform, educate, and connect defense contractors with expertise they need and help to steer them on the right path.

Date: January 18-20, 2023

Location  – University of San Diego – 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Registration can be found here. 

The CIC 2023 Expo features industry-leading vendors and service providers who can help your organization understand and meet its regulatory requirements. From consultants to perform gap assessments to C3PAOs to certify your compliance to training providers and everything in between, count on the CIC 2023 Expo to help you find the tools, technology and expertise you need!

Speaker: Fernando Machado, Cybersec Investments

Topic: Quick Hits – 3.5.3 – Addressing DIBCAC’s #2 Most “Other than Satisfied” Control

CIC Events

Date: December 9, 2022

Location  – University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center – 1303 E University BLVD, Tucson, AZ 85721

Registration can be found here. 

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) – Southwest Chapter, Arizona InfraGard/Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), AFCEA – Tucson, and the AZ Cyber Initiative will once again host the 7th Annual Cyber Southwest (CSW) Symposium.

A primary focus of CSW 2022 will be to continue to develop Arizona’s national leadership in cybersecurity, CSW 2022 will feature government and defense industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) speakers who will address cyber threats, cyber defense, cyber risk mitigation, and current remediation strategies.

Cybersec Investments is a sponsor for this event and Fernando Machado will be speaker.

Date: December 8, 2022

Location  – Thunder Mountain Activity Center (TMAC) – 70525 Kelsay Ave, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613

Registration can be found here. 

Join the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) – Southwest Chapter and the AZ Cyber Initiative for the 2nd Annual Cyber & IT Day for Fort Huachuca. This will be a live event.

Firstly, the purpose of this event is to provide the latest cybersecurity updates to further educate post personnel on current cyber strategies and to assist with IT modernization planning.

Cybersec Investments is a sponsor for this event and Fernando Machado will be speaker.

Date: November 15, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDTWebinar

Registration can be found here. 

Information about the event: The Pacific Northwest has been the site for a pilot program to help manufacturers comply with cybersecurity requirements. Based on feedback from this program, we are launching a monthly check-in to provide information…and lots of time for your questions to be answered by our cybersecurity expert panel. The content will be targeted to both management and technical staff working towards cybersecurity compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other cybersecurity efforts.

Fernando Machado will be one of the panelists. 

Date: November 9-11, 2022

Location  – Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center – 6700 North Gaylord Rockies BLVD, Aurora, CO 80019

Registration can be found here. 

Information about the event: Join more than 1,000 ECI software users in the Denver area, for the 2022 Connect Conference.  The Connect Conference offers three days of industry-specific training, networking, and inspiration.

Fernando Machado will be one of the panels on the event to discuss CMMC compliance. We appreciate the opportunity!

November 3, 2022 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST 

Location Central Florida Research Park – 3039 Technology Parkway, Room 321, Orlando, FL 32826 

Registration can be found here. 

FDCA Events

August 31, 2022 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST Webinar

Location Rio Salado Conference Center – 2323 W 14th Street, Tempe, 85281 

Registration can be found here. Both in person and virtual seats available

Arizona PTAC in partnership with AICEF PTAC Presents CMMC Levels Explained.  This event is offered in person and as a webinar

DFARS Contracting Overview

Fernando Machado will provide a comprehensive overview of existing contract obligations for defense contractors, including the implementation of cybersecurity requirements, incident reporting standards, and subcontractor flowdowns.

Implementation Workshop

Ryan Bonner will provide attendees with practical examples and guidance for implementing DFARS requirements, including:

  1. Steps to identify controlled Unclassified Information in contracts
  2. Deciding how to scope business functions and systems for CMMC certification
  3. Sharing responsibilities with IT teams and external services providers
  4. Establishing an internal audit function to save money

August 17, 2022 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Location Florida Solar Energy Center – 1676 Clearlake Road, Cocoa FL 32922

In person Registration can be found here. (Required to attend)

The free event is open to the public and seeks to educate the community on the Federal government procurement process. Attendees will hear informative panel discussion and have the opportunity to meet with procurement officials from Federal government agencies and defense and aerospace contractors.

Fernando Machado will be giving a presentation and be part of a panel discussion on CMMC at this event.

July 28, 2022 – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Location EFSC – Cocoa Campus Building 3 – Classroom 103

In person Registration can be found here. (Required to attend)

This will be the fourth in our series of Expert Speaker Series events focused on the topic of cybersecurity for federal contractors. This session will focus on providing some framework and tools for OSCs (that’s “Organizations Seeking Certification” in case you are wondering) to understand their compliance requirement and what to expect from MSPs (Managed Service Providers) as they offer to provide support. This will be a panel discussion format, moderated by Kara Vernon, Florida PTAC at UCF Counselor. The panel members scheduled to participate include:


*Matt Titcombe: CEO, CMMC Provisional Assessor, C3PAO Peak Infosec. Matt also serves on the CMMC Accreditation Body’s Standards Management Committee Industry Working Group.

*Fernando Machado: Managing Principal, CISO and CMMC Provisional Assessor, Candidate C3PAO Cybersec Investments. Fernando is a member of the CMMC Accreditation Body’s Standards Management Committee Industry Working Group.

*Charlie Tupitza: Director of Channel Partnerships at FutureFeed. Charlie was a charter member of two working groups of the Presidential Policy Directive 21 for Cybersecurity.6

March 21-25, 2022  

Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

In person & Virtual Seats can be purchased here.

The Maritime and Control Systems Cybersecurity Con – Hack the Port 22 is a hybrid cybersecurity event by MISI and DreamPort, inspired by US Cyber Command

Topic: Fernando will be discussing DFARS 7012 and the impact that it has on ERP solutions in the defense industrial base who process, store, or transmit CUI.

February 17, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST Webinar

Facilitated by: SBDC at University of Central Florida

Topic: Government Contracting

In November, the Department of Defense introduced us to “CMMC 2.0”, the latest piece of the DoD’s puzzle to improve cybersecurity practices in the country’s supply chain. As we start the new year, we thought it would be helpful to bring back Fernando Machado to share the latest changes in CMMC 2.0 and demonstrate how contractors can accurately scope their environments for a CMMC level 1 self-assessment. As you may remember, Fernando is a CMMC Provisional Assessor and Candidate CMMC 3rd Party Assessment Organization and recently recognized by POTOS with the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” for his work with the CMMC-AB Standards Industry Working Group. If Federal Contracting is on your radar, you can’t ignore CMMC… you have to embrace it and this event will be a great place to dive in, reset and get going for 2022.

Click here to Register for this FREE Webinar!

Speaker(s): Fernando Machado – Cybersec Investments

January 18, 2022  Webinar

Location: Eclat Law

Virtual Option: Click Here

Facilitated by FAVOB

Topic: CMMC 2.0 and General Cyber Awareness

Our presentation will be led by a member of our Space Coast chapter, Fernando Machado, CEO of Cybersec Investments. He will be walking us through the latest changes to CMMC, and overall cyber awareness for our constituency.

October 26-27, 2021

Location – Intercontentinal San Diego

In Person and Virtual Seats can be purchased here

The event has passed but click here to watch Fernando’s talk at the CS2 event.

Topic: CMMC Industry Days and Modern Information Security Topics

The Cloud Security and Compliance Series (CS2) is strictly for government contractors and those in higher education research institutions looking to meet cybersecurity regulations, address security threats, and glean best practices for their cloud investments.

Join us in San Diego, CA, at the International Hotel, or virtually for this ongoing information series to cover best practices for CMMC, DFARS 7012/7019/7020/7021, NIST 800-171 compliance, CUI and ITAR data management, Assessment Preparations, and other cloud security topics.  
The greatest hurdle for contractors and those conducting DoD research in higher education is transforming their information systems for compliance by moving off of legacy infrastructures. This is the first venture into cloud technologies for many companies, and the security landscape for advanced persistent threats is ever-changing. 

NOTE: This event will be a “hybrid” format, meaning there will be both in-person seats, as well as virtual seats

cs2 San Diego Events

October 27, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST Webinar

Facilitated by SBDC at the University of Central Florida

Topic: Cybersecurity

The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the future of government contracting for small businesses. There is no escaping that fact. You need to understand what it takes to prepare your business to be competitive in a CMMC world. Information on CMMC has been coming fast and furiously in the past year – this panel of experts, including a C3PAO Assessor Candidate, will sort through where CMMC stands and what to expect in 2022. You don’t want to miss this great learning opportunity!

March 11, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST Webinar

Facilitated by: Florida SBDC at UWF – Pensacola

Topic: Government Contracting

The Department of Defense’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements continue to evolve and there are many questions about their application. For instance, new DFARS rules have taken effect and have an immediate impact on certain small businesses. This presentation will provide an overview of the CMMC, discuss the three new DFARS rules, and provide several scenarios to further explain how these new requirements will apply to your business. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. If you currently work with or plan to work with the DoD, you don’t want to miss this great learning opportunity!

Speaker(s): Fernando Machado, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, President, Cybersec Investments CMMC Provisional Assessor Cybersecurity Consulting Services

Co-Sponsor(s): Facilitated by John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist, Florida PTAC at UWF

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