Cyber Security for Manufacturers Workshop
March 14-15, 2017 Washington D.C.
The Westin Arlington Gateway, North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, United States
On March 14-15, 2017 MForesight: The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, in collaboration with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), will convene a workshop to address cyber-physical security challenges faced by U.S. manufacturers of all sizes.
This workshop, a collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium MForesight and the Computing Consortium, the CCC, will address cyber-physical security challenges faced by U.S. manufacturers of all sizes. Cyber-attacks pose unique and growing risks to the nation’s manufacturing firms and the Defense Industrial Base. In contrast to conventional IT systems, manufacturing-related cybersecurity presents major challenges to operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS).
The goal of the workshop is to address the following cybersecurity challenges, which are particular to U.S. manufacturers:
- How do we develop and deploy effective safeguards against cyber-attacks while maximizing interoperability? What lessons can be learned, if any, from other sectors, such as medical devices, to balance interoperability and cyber-physical security? What are the cyber-security responsibilities of each member of a manufacturing supply chain to ensure protection of the entire ecosystem?
- What software tools and methods can manufacturers employ to protect against and/or prevent introduction of flaws into the designs of products being manufactured?
As well as address topics such as R&D needs, tools for SMEs, the role of government and of the private sector.
The workshop will be kicked off by leaders from the federal government and the private sector, as well as various cyber-security experts, who will provide an overview of challenges and emerging technology solutions. A majority of the workshop time will be devoted to breakout sessions and panel discussions. R&D investments and policy frameworks needed to address manufacturing-specific challenges will be discussed by panel experts representing industry, academia and government, distributed across three-parallel breakout sessions. In addition to the panel experts, participants from industry, government and academia will have multiple opportunities to provide their input during general discussion sessions.