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Upcoming Event March 10th SBCC

Overview of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0 Small Business Quick Start Guide

Event Date: March 20, 2024

Event Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET

Event Location: Virtual

Event Description: 

Did you hear the big news? The NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 was published on February 26, 2024. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we also published the CSF 2.0 Small Business Quick Start Guide along with it.

As a supplement to the CSF 2.0, the new Small Business Quick Start Guide provides small-to medium-sized businesses (SMB) with resources and considerations to kick-start their cybersecurity risk management strategy using the CSF 2.0.

During the webinar on March 20, 2024, we will spend 30 minutes providing an overview of the Small Business Quick Start Guide, will highlight other new CSF 2.0 resources, and we will reserve 15 minutes at the end for audience questions. 

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Upcoming Webinar

Cybersecurity Resources for Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturers: A Fireside Chat with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Event Date: May 2, 2024

Event Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Event Location: Virtual

Event Description:

Join us on May 2, 2024, for a 30-minute fireside chat with the NIST MEP Program Office. During this webinar we will highlight the cybersecurity resources available to the nation’s small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs).

SMMs are increasingly relying on data, information, and technologies to run their operations in a competitive and efficient manner. With this increased reliance on technology and connectivity comes an increased cybersecurity threat surface to the business and to the entire supply chain in which they contribute.

Defending an SMM’s assets from cybersecurity threats can be challenging. However, because these organizations often have less complex information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) infrastructures, many can more readily take basic steps to defend their information and systems. 

The MEP National Network helps manufacturers of all sizes manage their cybersecurity and privacy risks by providing guidance, solutions, and training that is practical, actionable, and cost-effective.  

During this webinar, we’ll have a robust discussion to provide attendees with:

  • An introduction to the MEP National Network
  • An overview of the MEP cybersecurity services and resources
  • Basic steps an SMM can take to manage their cybersecurity risks
  • Information about how to locate an MEP Center in your area

We’ll reserve time at the end of the webinar to address questions.

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  • Dr. Jyoti Malhotra, Division Chief, National Programs, NIST MEP
  • Savann Thorn, IT Specialist (Security), NIST MEP
  • Daniel Eliot, Lead for Small Business Engagement, Applied Cybersecurity Division, NIST

About the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The national Program Office (NIST MEP) which provides the federal government funding for the MEP National Network™ is located in Gaithersburg, MD. The MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the MEP Advisory Board, MEP Center boards, and the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as over 1,450 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 430 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

About the NIST Applied Cybersecurity Division

The Applied Cybersecurity Division (ACD)—one of six technical divisions in NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory—implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and effective application of standards and best practices necessary for the U.S. to adopt cybersecurity capabilities.

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Questions? Email: smallbizsecurity [at] (smallbizsecurity[at]nist[dot]gov)  

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Created December 5, 2023, Updated February 28, 2024