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Securing the Manufacturing Supply Chain: Getting Tactical

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1415 North Cherry Avenue

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Cybersecurity risks continue to grow as the manufacturing sector advances into the digital age and small and medium manufacturers are particularly at risk. Lacking the resources that large manufacturers have to combat these cyber threats, SMMs are struggling to protect their IT and OT assets, jeopardizing the security of the entire supply chain. This technology showcase will dive into deployable tactics that OEMs and SMMs can use to reduce cyber risk in their supply chains. Attendees will be guided through the various cybersecurity standards currently in place (such as NIST CSF/IEC62443/ISO27001/etc.) with an emphasis on addressing the unique challenges that manufacturers face when adhering to these standards. The program will include a live demonstration of cybersecurity tools being used in a factory setting as well as interactive sessions that will help attendees build a roadmap to a secure supply chain.

  • Date: April 10

  • Time: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm CT

  • Location: MxD (1415 N. Cherry Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642)

  • Registration Deadline: April 2 at 5:00 pm CT

  • Registration Fees: $25 for MxD members; $150 for non-members

Reasons to Attend

  • Discuss the unique challenges that manufacturing supply chains face when working towards compliance

  • Arm your supply chain with tactical approaches for reducing cybersecurity threats

  • Explore the work being completed by the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

  • Network with MxD members including manufacturers, solution providers, and universities who are engaged in developing and deploying more effective technology

Who should attend?

The ideal attendees are manufacturers of all sizes, as well as government representatives, academia, and solution providers who are looking to collaborate to improve cybersecurity for U.S. manufacturing supply chains.

Tentative Agenda:

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Welcome & Overview of the Day - Chandra Brown, Executive Director, MxD

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Mission of the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing - MxD & Department of Defense

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Understanding the Alphabet Soup: A Practical Guide to Cybersecurity Frameworks

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Panel Discussion: Unique Challenges in Securing a Manufacturing Supply Chain

  • Moderator: Amanda Quick, Senior Director, Strategy & Operations, MxD

  • Eric Byres, CEO, aDolus

  • Tom Alrich, Owner, Tom Alrich LLC

  • TBD, Siemens

  • Emilian Papadopoulos, President, Good Harbor Security Risk Management

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: America's Electric Grid has a Vulnerable Back Door - and Russia Walked Through It - Rob Barry, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Exhibitor Introductions

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch & Technology Showcase

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Introduction to Breakout Sessions: Building a Roadmap to a Secure Supply Chain

1:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Manufacturing Floor Use Cases

  • Assessment and Remediation

  • Pilot Program

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM: Panel Discussion: Developing a Cybersecurity Workforce

  • Moderator: Liz Stuck, Head of Workforce Development, MxD

  • Rebekah Kowalski, ManpowerGroup

  • Marshall Ruetz, Waukegan High School

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking Reception and Technology Showcase

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