Cyber Security Training and Consulting to Host Conference in the Metaverse
Cyber Security Training and Consulting is hosting a virtual conference, CMMC MetaCon, on November 14 in its CMMC metaverse.
The new CMMC metaverse provides an immersive educational and gaming experience that is uniquely focused on the new Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.
The new CMMC program is designed to protect the confidentiality of federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI) shared with and created by DoD contractors. According to the company, CMMC MetaCon promises an exciting and interesting variety of speakers including Wall Street Journal bestselling author and stealth fighter pilot, Hasard Lee, senior leaders from across the federal government and the Cyber AB (CMMC Accreditation Body), and more. All CMMC MetaCon attendees receive a free copy of Lee’s The Art of Clear Thinking.
“Although we are already a leader in delivering CMMC training, it’s important to continually innovate. We began working on the CMMC metaverse more than a year ago with the vision of building a community hub for people and companies to come together and learn about the CMMC and share experiences related to securing the defense supply chain,” said Jeffrey Crump, principal at Cyber Security Training and Consulting. “As of today, the CMMC metaverse is open to the public and consists of a main hub that includes a Hall of Heroes in remembrance of select Medal of Honor recipients, an Event Hall where the CMMC MetaCon will be held, educational material, and a fun mission quest that takes a player from the main hub off to various military branch-specific gaming environments.”
The mission quest inside the CMMC metaverse requires players to help save the fictitious military Joint Forces Droid Network (JFDN) that is under cyberattack from an advanced persistent threat (APT) named Epsilon Nexus. Players must combine gaming skills with CMMC knowledge to be successful on the mission quest. As they progress, players earn special forces droids and real-world APT-themed challenge coins/badges. The challenge coins were developed by Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from Mesa, AZ-based Red Mountain High School as a means of providing the students with practical industry experience in graphic design.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Michael Scott and his students from Mesa Public Schools (MPS). I met with Mr. Scott and his students earlier this year to share the metaverse vision and the APT design challenge,” concluded Crump. “The quality and creativity of such young designers far exceeded any expectations I had. I am incredibly fortunate to have been invited to support MPS in providing an opportunity for the CTE students. The collaboration provided us with excellent designs and them with and an opportunity to build employable creative skills.”
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