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Cyber ​​AB Launches Academic Advisory Board Supported by Thought Leaders Across Higher Education


NATIONAL PORT, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyber ​​AB today announced the formation and launch of its Academic Advisory Council (AAC), created to facilitate a critical voice from higher education institutions to provide key feedback and recommendations for a successful implementation of CMMC in an academic environment. The AAC will also work to promote the integration of CMMC training programs into the professional training programs of colleges and universities.

The CMMC AAC is made up of esteemed thought leaders representing the higher education community. The Council directly advises The Cyber ​​AB only and has no affiliation with the Ministry of Defence.

“The AAC brings together recognized higher education leaders to speak with us as we support the DoD in implementing CMMC,” said Melanie Kyle Gingrich, Cyber ​​AB Vice President for Training and Certification, who concurrently serves as Chair of the Board.

“There are dozens of universities that support the DoD through actual grants or contracts, many of which will eventually contain CMMC requirements,” Gingrich continued. “University environments and the data networks within them are different from their counterparts in the defense industry. We need to hear from the academic community on these issues, as well as hear about other challenges and opportunities for implementing CMMC within their institutions.

The first members of the CMMC Academic Advisory Council are:

Nelson Baker, Ph.D.

Dean, Professional Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mike Borowczak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

University of Wyoming

Michael Corn (Vice-president)

Information Security ManagerUniversity of California, San Diego

Scott V. Dolan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Excelsior College

Sol Bermann, J.D.

Information Security Manager

University of Michigan

William (Bill) Butler, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

capitol university of technology

Jordan DiMaggio

Vice President, Digital Policy and Strategy

University association for professional and continuing education.

Melanie Kyle Gingrich (Chair)

Vice President Training and Certification

The Cyber ​​AB

Adam Grant

Export Compliance Manager

University of Maryland

Kim Milford, J.D.

Executive Director


Jeffrey C. Sun, JD, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor and University Researcher

University of Louisville

Talitha M. Washington, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science Initiative

Atlanta University Center Consortium

Kenneth L. Williams, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Cyber ​​Defense Center

American public university system

Jodi Ito

Information Security Manager

University of Hawaii system

Peter Schiffer, Ph.D.

Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics

Yale University

Mladen Vouk, Ph.D.

Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

North Carolina State University

Associate Vice President, Information Security

Indiana University

The AAC meets monthly and all ACC members serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

About Cyber ​​AB

The CMMC Accreditation Body, Inc. is a private, independent, Maryland-based, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the sole official partner of the Department of Defense, by contract, for the implementation, accreditation and supervision of the CMMC ecosystem and its support to the defense industrial base.