WT 360: CMMC Lessons From the Voluntary Assessment Program

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Derek Kernus explains how his company went through the Defense Department’s assessment process for complying with the standards at the heart of CMMC, the rule that will lay out how contractors protect information on their systems. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification regulation may not be final for at least another year, but the Defense Department has […]

DTS Cybersecurity Expert Derek Kernus Selected for Prestigious SAME 2023 Technology Award

DTS Cybersecurity Expert Derek Kernus Selected for Prestigious SAME 2023 Technology Award for Cybersecurity Contributions ARLINGTON, Va.— January 31, 2024—DTS, delivering cyber, consulting, and management services, is proud to announce that Director of Cybersecurity Operations Derek Kernus was selected by the Washington DC Post of the Society of Military Engineers’ (SAME) Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions […]

Five lessons learned as you prepare for CMMC

Cybersecurity expert Derek Kernus explains what was learned when a small-business client went through a voluntary DOD assessment of how it protects controlled, unclassified information, meeting many of the CMMC requirements. With CMMC requirements on the near horizon, those in defense contracting are asking important questions about the timing, process, and preparation for their assessments. […]

How This Professional Services Firm Is Paving The Path To Achieve Compliance With Scalable Cybersecurity Solutions

DTS is a professional services firm providing cybersecurity, management, and consulting services. Based in Arlington, Virginia, DTS employs talented individuals with a passion for excellence and surrounds them with the resources they need to excel. For over a decade, the company helped public sector and commercial clients respond to changing environments and daunting challenges by […]

DTS Founder Edward Tuorinsky Named to Career T.R.A.C.K.’s Board of Directors

CMMC Assessments: Critical takeaways

Tuorinsky leverages industry knowledge to provide local program leadership with guidance in their employment assistance program ARLINGTON, Va.— December 12, 2023—DTS, delivering cyber, consulting, and management services, is pleased to announce that Founder and Managing Principal Edward Tuorinsky was named to Career T.R.A.C.K.’s Board of Directors. Career T.R.A.C.K.’s Training Resources and Career Knowledge is a local, […]

Why you should go beyond the cyber requirements for OASIS+

Just don’t check the boxes for your OASIS+ proposals because your approach to cybersecurity might be the key differentiator for winning task orders, especially for small businesses. After months of work, checking a few boxes on the OASIS+ Pre-Award Questionnaire was no big deal. But now that the dust has settled, you might wonder what […]

Lessons learned from a joint surveillance audit for CMMC

Microsoft recently had an opportunity to sit down with Derek Kernus, Director of Cybersecurity Operation at DTS, to discuss their experience with the Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA).  The Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA) program is a transitional certification to CMMC, a new cybersecurity framework for Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors. The Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment […]

Blip Or Flip: The Pandemic’s Impact On Career Development

Disruption from the pandemic continues to influence the nature of work three years later. That’s not surprising; Covid-19 impacted every aspect of our lives. What is surprising is how significantly the pandemic experience impacted career development. As a business owner, understanding your employees’ pandemic experiences can help you provide prescriptive training and development support for near-term gains—and […]

DTS Achieves Perfect Score on Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment

ARLINGTON, Va.—November 8, 2023—DTS, which delivers cyber, consulting, and management services, announced that it has earned a perfect score of 110 on its Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JSVA). Based on the same 110 controls required for a CMMC Level 2 certification, the JSVA program is a critical step in demonstrating that Defense Industrial Base (DIB) […]