Chief Executive Officer, The Cyber AB
Mr. Travis is the first chief executive officer of the Cyber Accreditation Body (the Cyber AB). Previously, Travis served as the first deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the nation’s leading civilian cybersecurity agency. There he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the $2+ billion, 2000+ employee organization across the full range of its mission in cybersecurity, infrastructure protections and emergency communications. Prior to this position, he was the deputy undersecretary for national protection (NPPD) within the Department of Homeland Security.
Before entering government service in 2018, Travis served as vice president of homeland security for Cadmus, a security, energy, and environmental professional services firm. He joined Cadmus when the security consultancy he co-founded, Obsidian Analysis, Inc., was acquired by Cadmus in 2016.
A former naval officer, Travis served as an engineering auxiliaries officer aboard the guided-missile frigate U.S.S. CARR (FFG 52). He then served a tour as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy and was also a White House Military Aide. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s in national security studies from Georgetown University.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification represents one of the largest cybersecurity initiatives being undertaken by the United States Government. The Department of Defense (DoD) officially submitted the CMMC 2.0 rule to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)—part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—for regulatory review. Submitting the rule for review means the DoD has essentially finished its part in drafting the rule. So what’s next? Join Matt Travis as he explores where CMMC 2.0 is going and what can we expect, how to prepare, and a invigorating and passionate discussion as we race towards CMMC 2.0 being required by all DoD contractors at all levels, as best guess estimate, Quarter 1 of 2025. And while 2025 sounds like a ways away, remember that any implementation of CMMC 2.0 takes about 18-24 months from start-to-finish.