We invite you to join us in October for a special MxD Info Session during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online – a goal that is especially important for manufacturers protecting their operational environment as they connect it to the internet.
MxD is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, its approximately 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business. In 2018, MxD launched the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing and has deployed interactive testbeds, education and training efforts, and research and development to develop low-cost tools to help manufacturers improve their cyber resilience.
We invite you to take a staff-led tour of our facility and the Future Factory, our experiential manufacturing environment to experiment and demonstrate digital manufacturing technologies. This is also an opportunity to learn about the many benefits of membership – including access to workshops, networking events, and project opportunities. We will focus this month’s tour on our cybersecurity testbeds and related initiatives.
If you are unable to make this special info session, we hope you will be able to join us at another one. As long as there is sufficient interest, we will be holding them on a monthly basis.
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