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CyMOT: Improving Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Technology

What is CyMOT?

In partnership with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), MxD has launched a program to provide cybersecurity training for current manufacturing workers called Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Operational Technology, or CyMOT. 

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    CyMOT is the first program of its kind focused on increasing manufacturing workers’ knowledge of cybersecurity. It is designed for workers to complete in less than a quarter through a web-based format and will result in a certification in Manufacturing Cyber Systems Operation.

Upcoming CyMOT Training

Are you a manufacturing professional or a manager looking to increase the cybersecurity expertise of your team? Fill out this form to receive updates on when the next CyMOT courses will be held. A Fall 2021 cohort is planned.

While manufacturers encounter typical business vulnerabilities such as stolen intellectual property, they also face unique threats because of increasingly connected manufacturing floors. While these threats are ever present, the CyMOT program comes at a crucial time. The COVID-19 pandemic increased remote work and remote manufacturing operations, which can make businesses more vulnerable to attack. As a result, job openings in manufacturing cybersecurity, which were growing prior to the pandemic, are expected to increase even more rapidly.

The CyMOT curriculum draws heavily from the job role skills and abilities within MxD’s Hiring Guide: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. The Hiring Guide is a playbook that describes 247 cybersecurity for manufacturing job roles, recommends how to train and upskill workers to handle these jobs, and breaks out detailed descriptions for six specific roles crucial to the future of cybersecurity.

Learn more about CyMOT at cymot.org or on UMBC’s website.