MAPI Confronts the Cybersecurity Challenge

As if there wasn’t enough to worry about in the still uncertain global economic environment, U.S. manufacturers increasingly have to contend with cybersecurity challenges that are not only growing in number but also complexity. MAPI’s recognition of these difficulties will culminate in our inaugural Cybersecurity Forum, which will take place on December 5 in Rosemont, Illinois. 

The forum will feature MAPI members who will share their experiences and strategies with cyber protection challenges. Our agenda reflects the need for cutting-edge, world-class thinking to combat this potentially costly threat. We are honored that Tom Ridge, the first United States secretary of Homeland Security, will keynote the meeting with a global overview of the mission to secure cyberspace. We will also be joined by Harry Raduege, chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation, who will offer his thoughts on creating a more secure cyber ecosystem. 

Forum participants will benefit from the expertise of Gary Gagnon, senior vice president, chief security officer, and corporate director of cybersecurity for the widely respected Mitre Corporation. Mr. Gagnon recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review outlining his innovative “neighborhood watch” concept. He will discuss ways for manufacturers to collaborate in order to improve the cybersecurity of all while protecting intellectual property and minimizing legal risks.

With such sophisticated cyber enemies, a forum like this is the only way forward for manufacturers. Please join us on December 5 in Rosemont.