Adam Austin is a former educator and current small-business DoD contractor who regularly speaks in front of small-business audiences about planning and implementing affordable cybersecurity programs. His success in cybersecurity risk management began with securing Federal government IT systems to DoD and HIPAA standards, and then training the government associates utilizing such infrastructure. Currently, Adam focuses on helping DoD contractors and small-businesses alike become compliant with DFARS and NIST requirements. Adam is a Certified Information Security Manager and Information Systems Auditor (ISACA CISM/CISA), and has a Master’s degree in Information Assurance. His goal as an instructor is to educate, empower, and prepare organizations to succeed during their compliance progression!