Kelly Hood, EVP and Cybersecurity Engineer at Optic Cyber Solutions assists organizations in implementing cybersecurity and privacy best practices, controls, and standards to manage risks and meet compliance goals. Kelly supports organizations across industries as a CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP) by developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies to help businesses manage risks. As a member of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework team, Kelly supported the evolution and outreach of the Cybersecurity Framework through the current version. Additionally, Kelly has been supporting the development and expansion of the CMMI Cybermaturity Platform (CMMI-CP). The patented approach she helped develop translates cybersecurity risk to cybermaturity goals and identifies mitigation strategies to help organizations improve their cybersecurity capabilities.