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How Do I Manage My Cyber Risk?

Managing cyber risks is just one of many challenges small manufacturers need to overcome. When your business suffers a cyber breach or attack it can not only hurt your reputation and your bottom-line, it can close your doors for good. As the manufacturing industry becomes more digitized, it is an increasingly popular target for cybercriminals.

How Secure is Your Factory Floor

As the manufacturing industry becomes more digitized, it is an increasingly popular target for cybercriminals. View this interactive infographic to explore potential vulnerabilities on your factor floor and review simple actionable guidelines to help mitigate risks.

NISTIR 8183 Cybersecurity Framework

This document provides the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) implementation details developed for the manufacturing environment. The 'Manufacturing Profile' of the Cybersecurity Framework can be used as a roadmap for reducing cybersecurity risk for manufacturers that is aligned with manufacturing sector goals and industry best practices. This Manufacturing Profile provides a voluntary, risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities and reducing cyber risk to manufacturing systems. The Manufacturing Profile is meant to enhance but not replace current cybersecurity standards and industry guidelines that the manufacturer is embracing.

Protect Your Business From Scammers

When scammers target your business, it can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. In this brochure, learn the signs of scams that target small manufacturers and when to do if you spot a scam.

Cybersecurity Strengthens U.S. Manufacturers Infographic

Cybersecurity protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information. A cybersecurity program provides advantages for small and medium-sized manufacturers. This infographic explains the importance of managing cyber risks for manufacturers.

For additional information on cybersecurity, please contact your local MEP Center or email Pat Toth at NIST MEP.


For General Information

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    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800
Created December 1, 2017, Updated January 15, 2021