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Protect Manufacturing Operations from Cyberattack During COVID-19

Early reports indicate an uptick in cybersecurity attacks during the global coronavirus pandemic. A manufacturing innovation hub is presenting a free webinar to help companies protect networks, systems, and data.

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Early reports indicate an uptick in hacking attempts during the global coronavirus pandemic. With manufacturers altering production processes and sending some employees home to work, hardening networks, systems, and data against attack is more critical than ever. On Friday, April 3, from 11 am to noon (Central time), MxD (formerly UI Labs) is hosting a free webinar on how to ensure your operation’s digital assets aren’t hijacked.

The speaker is Brian Haugli from consulting firm SideChannel Security, which assesses and develops risk-management programs. A certified global industrial cyber security professional (GICSP), Haugli is an expert on NIST guidance, threat intelligence implementations, and strategic organizational initiatives. Drawing on his experience leading programs within the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Fortune 1000 companies, he creates a realistic way to protect digital assets such as machine monitoring data.

Tentative agenda

11:00 a.m.
Welcome & MxD Updates

Federico Sciammarella, President and CTO, MxD


11:10 a.m.
Cybersecurity Briefing

Brian Haugli, Partner, SideChannel Security LLC

11:40 a.m.
Moderated Q&A


12:00 p.m.


MxD is an innovation hub that operates from a 100,000-square-foot factory floor near downtown Chicago. Approximately 300 manufacturers and service providers have partnered with MxD to increase productivity via digital tools. MxD also uses its facilities to demonstrate cybersecurity technology, develop tools for hardening operations against attack, and explore how to get these tools out to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Click here to register.


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