A Framework Approach to Cybersecurity

Building on the success of last year’s program, MAPI is once again offering a high-quality, manufacturing-specific Cybersecurity Forum. A simple glance at key news sources, on an almost daily basis, makes evident the growing nature of what is becoming a significant threat to the global economy. It is increasingly clear that security challenges require action on the part of both the public and private sectors.

To that end, this year’s forum will include a talk by Chris Folk, a respected security expert at the Mitre Corporation, an organization whose cybersecurity research is now recognized around the world. Chris will lead a discussion on how to Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats and Improve Security Investment Decisions Through Application of the NIST Framework.

The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of our systems and networks. A huge and growing vulnerability to this infrastructure is cybersecurity. In preparation, a small band of forward-leaning cyber defenders have worked hard to spark a shift in how we more smartly defend against the cyber threats that can impact and potentially devastate our critical infrastructure. With an enhanced understanding of the threats and better knowledge of how adversaries conduct their campaigns, the cyber ecosystem has turned a key corner. Concurrently to this broadening of the cybersecurity threat, collaboration between the government and industry resulted in the 2014 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The NIST Framework provides a common lexicon and set of approaches that help characterize what organizations can do to reduce the risk and protect their data and systems.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How the critical manufacturing sector can turn the tide of cyber threats
  • Key considerations in making informed security investment decisions
  • Cybersecurity threat approaches and how they align with the NIST Framework

Register for our October 15 forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania here.