As an IT professional for 10 years, Paul has provided a variety of IT and Cyber Security solutions and training in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, education, commerce, insurance, and more. Since starting with the MEP system in 2016, Paul has provided cybersecurity support to hundreds of small and medium manufacturers in areas of educational workshops, risk assessments, solutions implementation projects, policy writing assistance, and employee training. Many these projects have involved compliance with the NIST 800-171 document requirements and preparation for upcoming CMMC certification requirements that are being demanded of Department of Defense supply chain contractors, including implementation and management of the DoD Cybersecurity Assistance Grant in 2019 and the NYS Cybersecurity Assistance Grant in 2020. Paul has an A.S in Microcomputer Technologies: Technical Support and a B.S. in Network and Computer Security, and is a CMMC Registered Practitioner.