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Cybersecurity Essentials for Manufacturers Webinar

July 11, 2022

When: August 17, 2022
Time: 10:30AM-12PM

Manufacturers increasingly rely on data, information, and technologies to run their operations. Defending these assets from disclosure, modification, disruption, or improper use is a challenging but critical aspect of operating a business. With competing priorities and limited resources, manufacturers need guidance, solutions, and training that is practical, actionable, cost effective, and ultimately helps them manage their cybersecurity and privacy risks.

On August 17th, join hosts SCMEP, SCDOC, and DEW for an informative webinar designed to provide essential information on cybersecurity programs and resources available to all of South Carolina’s manufacturing community.


1. Business sense and the dollars behind improving your company’s cybersecurity posture

2. Introduction to ISO 27001, a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical, and technical controls involved in an organization’s information risk management processes
• For those manufacturers operating in the automotive supply chain, the webinar will feature an introduction to the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX), a European automotive industry-standard information security assessment certification program related to ISO 27001

3. Latest updates on version 2.0 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for those manufacturers operating in the Department of Defense supply chain


10:30 – 10:35
Introduction, Welcome, Housekeeping
Tony Moore, SCMEP

10:35 – 10:45
It Makes Dollars and Cents: The Business Case Behind Boosting Your Company’s Cybersecurity Posture
Tony Moore, SCMEP

10:45 – 11:10
An Introduction to Cybersecurity Standards: ISO 27001 and TISAX
Wes Knight, Needling Worldwide

11:10 – 11:45
Operating in the DOD Supply Chain? What Manufacturers Need to Know About CMMC 2.0
Roy Lubke, GENEDGE Alliance

11:45 – 12:00
Support programs and financial assistance available through the SC Dept. of Commerce, SC Department of Employment and Workforce, and the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Cynthia Davis, SC Dept. of Commerce