The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight (MForesight) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), in conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus, are hosting a Congressional Briefing on Cyber Security for Manufacturers on Wednesday, April 12th from 1-2PM ET at the Congressional Visitors Center, room CVC-217.
Space is limited. Please RSVP here
Cyber-attacks pose a growing threat not only to national security but also to U.S. economic competitiveness. The manufacturing sector and its expansive, interconnected supply chain presents special security challenges because of the unique nature of operational technology and industrial control systems, which consist of networked machines, sensors, data, and software. Manufacturing firms, in particular, are vulnerable to threats including sabotage of operations, alteration of data and product designs, and theft of intellectual property.
This Congressional Manufacturing Caucus briefing will discuss a range of cyber-security issues, including:
- Emerging cyber-threats to manufacturing systems
- Potential collaborations and investments to accelerate development of tools to prevent manufacturing-specific cyber-attacks.
- Implementation of security tools by small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to protect the entire supply chain.
- Effective cyber-intelligence methods for prioritizing and sharing future threats and solutions.
The Briefing will feature cyber-security experts and leaders from the private sector, federal government, and academic community.
- Sridhar Kota – Exec. Director, MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight
- Michael Russo, Chair of Executive Committee – MForesight; Corporate Lead – Govt. & Regulatory Affairs, Global Foundries
- Kevin Fu, Prof. of Electrical Eng. & Computer Science, University of Michigan;
- Kirk McConnell, Senate Armed Services Committee
- Other speakers, TBA
The session will include time for Q&A and comments from the audience about solutions for improving cyber-security in America’s manufacturing sector.