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LIVE EVENT: Drinks & Discussion with NMC Cybersecurity Committee (Stony Creek Brewery)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: NMC Hosted Meetings & Webinars

Drinks & Discussion with the NMC Cybersecurity Committee 

We have 15 tickets remaining so we've extended sales through 7/17; no tickets sold at door.
Discount code offered on the form for free entry.

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CMMC. NIST. Cybersecurity posture. Compliance. Information Technology. SPRS. C3PAO. RPO. FedRAMP. Cyber Insurance. There are so many terms and so much information floating around about what manufacturers in the defense industrial base have to do today to be compliant when CMMC compliance requirements begin showing up in contacts. Who do you believe? What should you be waiting for? What should you have started yesterday? 

Come out to have an interactive conversation with our Cybersecurity Committee members as they share why it is critical that you understand your company's cybersecurity posture and address NIST SP 800-171 controls / CMMC requirements. Speaking from various viewpoints as cybersecurity professionals, Pat Colantonio, our Cybersecurity Committee Chair will moderate an interactive panel discussion that first talks to you about what they believe you HAVE to know today and then answering your live and presubmitted questions (email them to us at [email protected]).  

This conversation will be helpful for all professionals working within Defense Industrial Base. Whether you are working with machines producing parts, computers creating drawings, or behind a desk reading contracts and setting your company's vision, we want to hear your questions and talk with you. While we are hosting this panel, we also intend to engage with the audience and encourage all attendees to engage actively.

Spread the word inside your company and bring individuals who have questions about, want to learn more about, and/or will be working with NIST SP 800-171 / CMMC requirements.

Following the discussion, we will have a short networking time so you can get to know one another. We will be serving a selection of appetizers and finger sandwiches from Shoreline Cafe & Catering during the event, which is sponsored by NeQter LabsMonarch Information Security ConsultingRobinson + Cole, and Peerless Precision

Share this one with your IT folks!


  • $15 Members
  • $20 Community Partners
  • $30 Public

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 


Meet Our Panelists: 


Pat Colantonio NeQter Labs   Patrick Colantonio

Patrick Colantonio is the Director of Sales and one of the founding members of NeQter Labs. In his role as Director of Sales, Patrick leads a team of sales professionals through the entire sales process including client discovery, acquisition, fulfillment, and continued success with their software.

For the past 5 years, Patrick has helped small businesses navigate DFARS requirements, NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC compliance, taking on the fitting title of "Compliance Therapist". With the introduction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification in 2019, Patrick has coordinated his team to align their company and product with the new standards to best support their clients in the Defense Industrial Base. Outside of work, Patrick is a big believer in STEM programs, participating in several mentoring programs and cybersecurity-focused events for youth.

Joe Kurlanski Monarch Information Security Consulting  Joe Kurlanski

Joe Kurlanski, President, CISSP®, HCISPP®, CMMC PA & RP. In the more than 25-year career in IT and information security, he has worked closely with hospitals, banks, credit unions, Department of Defense contractors, and businesses of all sizes to create sustainable risk management and information security programs. He founded Monarch Information Security Consulting in 2014 expressly to meet the unique needs of businesses grappling with today’s big laws, regulations and requirements for cyber security.

Linn Freedman Robinson and Cole  Linn Freedman

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and cybersecurity law and complex litigation. She chairs Robinson + Cole’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response, mitigation and litigation. She also counsels clients on state and federal investigations and enforcement actions. She has a particular focus on health information technology and has assisted clients with navigating laws governing the access, use and disclosure of protected health information and substance use disorder information and HIPAA compliance.

Linn is an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams University School of Law teaching Privacy Law. In addition, she has been nationally ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Privacy Law since 2012, was named in Becker Health’s Women to Watch in Health IT in 2020, is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, has been recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader and Lexology as a Legal Influencer, won LexBlog’s First Reader’s  Choice award in Cybersecurity every year from 2015-2022, was named Health Data Management’s Top 50 Healthcare IT Professionals in the US, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.

Kristin Carlson Peerless Precision  Kristin Carlson

Kristin Carlson is President of Peerless Precision, Inc., in Westfield, MA; a small precision machine shop specializing in the manufacture of small, complex mechanical components mainly for the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Kristin is past President (2016-2020) of the Western MA Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (WMNTMA) and currently serves as Trustee, is Chair of NTMA’s AMPED (Advanced Manufacturing Practices and Education Development) Board, Board Member of NMC, Chair of the State of Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund’s Advisory Board and sits on Advisory/Steering Committees for Westfield Technical Academy’s Manufacturing Program, West Springfield High School’s Pathways to Prosperity Program and Agawam High School’s Manufacturing Program.

Kristin has been with Peerless Precision, Inc. since 1997, and has held a variety of positions with the company since then. She assumed the role of President from her late father in 2012. Kristin has extensive experience in purchasing, sales, supply chain management and operations management. She is extremely passionate when it comes to changing the outdated narrative that encompasses Manufacturing, bringing more women in to Manufacturing and educating students on the many career paths and opportunities that are available in Advanced Manufacturing.

Dave Bykowski Kelser Corporation  Dave Bykowski

With close to two decades of experience in IT and over 10 years in cybersecurity, Dave Bykowski is an authority on cybersecurity and NIST 800-171 and 800-53 compliance. A former civil servant and federal contractor, Dave is currently Manager of Information Security and Compliance for Kelser Corporation, a managed services provider supporting small and medium sized businesses in Connecticut. Handling both technical and managerial responsibilities, Dave helps companies to identify their levels of risk and determine appropriate solutions and implementations to their security challenges.