When you need quality you have to seek out talent.

Southern Connecituct State University announce that Leslie Weinstein has joined the instructional design team as an outside Academic Advisor working content validity for our Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification course.

Leslie, a Major in the Army Reserves, works directly with the Army Chief Information Officer. In 2019 Major Weinstein founded CMMC Consulting, LLC in response to industry demand for accurate and timely information regarding the CMMC implementation efforts. She has designed a CMMC preparation methodology that focuses sharply on preparing companies to undergo the actual CMMC assessment.

While on Active Duty with the Army, Leslie has served at the Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, Army Headquarters, and Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In between tours with the Army, Leslie also served the Department of Defense as an Army civilian and policy analyst supporting DoD Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD (A&S)), and the Air Force A2.

Leslie served as a National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in 2019, in addition to being a member of the Truman National Security Project’s Class of 2021 Defense Council cohort. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

As a member of the curriculum team, Leslie will work with our expert panel on validating our objectives. Through in-depth discussions and iterative rounds, this panel will work to decide what body of knowledge an objective measures, how relevant that objective is to a matched objective, and how important the objective is for us to teach.

Weinstien will also apply her experience in assisting over 100 defense contractors to meet regulatory cybersecurity requirements. By reviewing our Controlled Unclassified Information scenario trainings with her expert eye, she will develop specialized training to aid in the understanding and adoption of cybersecurity regulations.

Leslie Weinstein hosts a successful and popular CUI podcast “Ooey Cooey.” Everyone who wants to understand CMMC should check out the show. Otherwise you will feel like a guinea pig spinning around the endless compliance wheel.

If you would like to learn from Leslie Weinstein, and our herd of experts you should join the CMMC Essentials class organized by Southern Connecticut State University and CyberDI.

We launch module one today, so make sure to register today.