EVENT: Cybersecurity For Manufacturers – Develop Your Action Plan

EVENT: Cybersecurity for Manufacturers – Develop Your Action Plan

Sally Hanley, Director of Business Assistance at GPEDC, worked with Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program to help bring this important learning opportunity to Greater Peoria manufacturers.  Please read below for details and registration information:

The Illinois DIA Program is delighted to collaborate with the IMEC to support companies seeking to develop a cybersecurity action plan.

IMEC’s interactive workshop series Cybersecurity for Manufacturers: Develop Your Action Plan” will outline tangible next steps to protect your business from cyberattacks. Workshop topics include:

·         Types of cyber hackers and the root causes of attacks

·         How to identify your assets and risks, protect your assets, detect vulnerability, respond to events, and recover successfully from events

·         NIST 800-171 compliance issues for contractors to the federal government

The deadline for all manufacturers in the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain to demonstrate compliance with the DFARS cybersecurity requirements is December 31, 2017. The NIST 800-171 includes 14 security controls which must be implemented at both the contractor and subcontractor levels. This workshop will unpack the NIST 800-171 requirements and identify how to attain compliance.