About the Project
MxD is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to fund a project which aims to accelerate the availability and adoption of cybersecurity tools in the manufacturing OT environment to protect both new and legacy factory equipment.
With a growing number of digital manufacturing solutions available for manufacturers to increase operations efficiency, a connected factory floor with networked OT equipment is quickly becoming a necessity to remain competitive in American manufacturing. As more manufacturing equipment is connected to a network, the risks and vulnerabilities grow. Many manufacturing companies lack the cybersecurity resources to understand the cyber threats and how to prepare for a connected shop floor.
Manufacturers are not sure where to start, what cybersecurity tools they need, or how to implement them effectively in their operations. Making cybersecurity tools available to keep OT equipment secure without interrupting operations is a key need for the manufacturing community. This project seeks to create an easily understood step-by-step guide for achieving proper cybersecurity measures on a connected manufacturing floor.
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CT
Proposals must be submitted by teams, and MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award. To facilitate project teaming, MxD will compile and disseminate contact information from parties interested in teaming during the first month of the proposal period.
If you are interested in submitting your contact info to this distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Note: All project work must be performed in the United States.