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2018 George A. Uriano Award




Ms. Toth is recognized for outstanding contributions to the MEP National Network to assist U.S. manufacturers in implementing critical cybersecurity protections. In November 2017, she published NIST Handbook 162, the “NIST MEP Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Handbook” to help U.S. manufacturers assess their implementation of NIST SP 800-171 security requirements in response to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) cybersecurity requirements. Between November 2017 and April 2018, NIST Handbook 162 was downloaded from the NIST webpages nearly 15,000 times, and Toth has trained manufacturing specialists in its usage in most of the 51 MEP Centers around the nation. Her leadership is creating a vital cybersecurity assistance practice for MEP Centers nationwide.


Patricia R. Toth

Information Technology Specialist
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program