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Cybersecurity Framework Steps for Manufacturers Info Session
09/26/2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Small manufacturers are a vital part of our nation’s economic and cyber infrastructure. There are over 289,000 small manufacturers in the U.S. In 2015, the average cost of a data breach for small companies was $38,000. It has been estimated that more than half of the companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.
Cybersecurity guidelines required by the Department of Defense (DoD) are likely to have an enormous impact on hundreds of Massachusetts approved manufacturers who may have received DoD contracts in 2016. By December 31, 2017, all DoD contractors (including small businesses) must meet minimum cybersecurity requirements or risk losing DoD business. Alarmingly, most manufacturers aren’t even aware of the looming deadline or what they must do to comply.
Organizations that have implemented or plan to implement the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity can map the security requirements to the security controls in ISO/IEC 27001. There are equivalent controls in the categories and subcategories from ISO/IEC 27001 with the core functions of the NIST Framework: in both companies need to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover.
Join us and learn how ISO/IEC 27001 can keep you from being HACKED!