RI MADE MxD Cybersecurity Workshop


Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908



Key Speakers

Sam Moyer
Angela Accurso

About the Event

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

Cybersecurity risks continue to grow as the manufacturing sector advances into the digital age and small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are particularly at risk. Battling an overload of information about cybersecurity threats and requirements, U.S. manufacturers seek a unified approach to securing the manufacturing sector.

The Cybersecurity Roadshow dives into deployable tactics that SMMs can use to reduce cyber risk in their organization. Attendees will be guided through the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity standards/framework currently in place and in demand by buyers and partners in the defense supply chain. Speakers will address the unique challenges that the manufacturing sector faces when adhering to these standards.

Attendees also will hear about two local resources for supporting and subsidizing cybersecurity investments – RI MADE and APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC).

Reasons to Attend
  • Discuss the unique challenges that manufacturing supply chains face when working towards security AND compliance
  • Hear about the link between cybersecurity compliance and sales/growth
  • Learn about various manufacturers of all sizes who have fallen victim to cyber-attacks and how that impacted their bottom line
  • Receive training in conducting a NIST 800-171 self-assessment, the first step in creating a plan of action
  • Walk away with a resource kit that includes tools such as MxD’s Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Hiring Guide, road mapping exercises, a cyber terminology cheat sheet specific to manufacturing, RI MADE program application resources and APEX Accelerator details
Who Should Attend
  • Owners, Founders and/or C-Suite Leaders wanting to grow defense-related manufacturing business
  • Decisionmakers and strategy drivers at RI manufacturing companies in the defense supply chain
  • IT, cybersecurity leads for RI manufacturers

Key Speakers

image of <b>Sam Moyer</b>
Sam Moyer
Lead, Cybersecurity Engineer
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Angela Accurso
Director, Workforce Programs
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