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Cybersecurity & Manufacturing in Maryland: An Integrated Approach

February 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Join this dynamic panel to learn about the role of cybersecurity within the manufacturing industry and techniques to limit risk.

About this event

In 2021, Trend Micro reported that Manufacturing firms have become a top target of cybercriminals, extortionists, and nation-state groups, with 61% of companies experiencing a cybersecurity incident affecting their factories and three-quarters of those incidents taking production offline.

As the manufacturing industry evolves with automation, embedded technology, and internet facing devices, cybersecurity attack surfaces also transform and increase in scope. Cyber attackers take advantage of the opportunities to access devices and equipment for financial gain, data exfiltration, and other unethical purposes.

The lack of strong cyber practices, in conjunction with weak or no cyber incident response plans, contribute to the success of the cybersecurity attacks in manufacturing. It is imperative to understand how to secure essential data and equipment and minimize the risk of becoming a victim.

Join the Maryland Department of Commerce, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) in this critically important webinar for manufacturers, cyber professionals, and individuals interested in the impact of cybersecurity within the manufacturing industry.

During the event, a panel of cybersecurity and manufacturing professionals specializing in industrial control systems(ICS) and operational technology (OT) will discuss the most relevant and timely information in relation to cybersecurity and the manufacturing industry, share good cyber practices and methods to limit the risk of a successful attack on an organization.

What is addressed:

  • The role of cybersecurity within the manufacturing industry.
  • The types of common cyber attacks and weaknesses within the Industrial Control Systems.
  • Techniques and advice to implement good cybersecurity practices within manufacturing organizations to limit risk.

Panel Participants:

  • Dr. Tim Schilbach, CEO Penacity
  • Robert M. Lee, Founder/CEO of Dragos
  • Jason Schaum, Cybersecurity Advisor and State Coordinator, US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency(CISA)
  • Aaron Vernon, VP US Manufacturing, TCR2 Therapeutics
  • Chip Stewart, CISO, State of Maryland
  • Moderator: Kimberly Mentzell, Cyber Program Manager – Maryland Department of Commerce

The audience is invited to (anonymously) raise questions prior to and during the event. They will be addressed by the panelists as time permits. Please submit your questions to Kimberly.Mentzell@maryland.gov


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