Here is a sampling of advice from our counterparts at other affiliates across the MEP National Network™:
- NIST starts us off with some advice on key issues to bring up with your IT professional, whether they are in your company or an outsourced firm: https://www.nist.gov/blogs/manufacturing-innovation-blog/5-questions-ask-your-cybersecurity-professional
- The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Michigan MEP, breaks down the five key activities a business leader can take to reduce their cybersecurity risks. https://www.the-center.org/Blog/October-2018/5-Steps-to-Cyber-Safety-Business-Perspective
- Connstep, the Connecticut MEP, reminds you that people are your key to cybersecurity resilience: https://www.connstep.org/blog/manufacturers-must-build-a-cybersecurity-culture/
Need to build your team’s basic cyber skills? Try a web-based tool like www.knowbe4.com or Symantec.
- Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado MEP, provides some advice on thinking about cybersecurity from a lean perspective with some great parallels: https://www.manufacturersedge.com/simply-cyber-vol-12-the-cyber-security-kaizen-challenge/
Cybersecurity is going to be a serious issue for Iowa businesses for the foreseeable future. Please help us learn more about how CIRAS can assist you in obtaining unbiased information and access to all the cybersecurity services you need. Watch for an important CIRAS survey that will be coming out soon.
For more information or to request assistance with your cybersecurity issues, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.