Clark Hill’s Jeffrey Wells and Jason Schwent published in Cyber Security Magazine

May 5, 2020

Clark Hill’s Jeffrey R. Wells and Jason M. Schwent were recently published in Cyber Security Magazine’s “Ready Or Not, CMMC To Be Enforced July 1st, 2020.” The article discusses the purpose of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which was set to go into effect July 1, 2020. The purpose of the CMMC is “to enhance the protection of sensitive data by ensuring the defense supply chain is protected from security breaches.”

“Now is the time to assess and prepare before July 1st; thereafter, without certification, all unprepared organizations, including contracting primes and subcontractors, will not be eligible for new DoD contracts," Wells and Schwent wrote. 

Schwent is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill's Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team, based in the firm's Chicago office. Schwent focuses his practice on technology, cybersecurity, and data privacy. He has experience in cybersecurity breach response matters and investigations and advises and counsels on security risk management and data privacy and issues and practice. Schwent has handled cybersecurity breaches for organizations of various sizes, across a multitude of industries.

Wells is the Director of Cybersecurity Consulting and Co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team. Wells is a cybersecurity professional responsible for keeping organizations safe and protecting the privacy of employees around the world. With over 25 years of global experience leading cybersecurity engagement, Wells engages clients by leveraging existing infrastructure and talent, establishing effective cyber resilience strategies, and responding to immediate incidents and emerging cyber threats.