Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Manufacturers
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
about the event
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Make smart decisions about your company’s security.
Small to mid-size manufacturers face precisely the same cyber threats that confront larger organizations but must do so with far fewer resources. TechSolve’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp will help you launch or expand your security program to match the growing threat landscape.
During TechSolve’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp, learn the potential costs of doing nothing to address your cyber risks such as financial impairment, reputational damage, or falling to the back of the compliance line affecting relationships with Primes, and ultimately weaken your competitive advantage.
Timely content and interactive discussions, useful tools, and actionable takeaways provided during presentations will equip you with the skills in risk mitigation and insights to help your organization move towards a stronger cybersecurity posture.
- Understand the current cyber threat landscape facing manufacturers
- Equip yourself with the essential security knowledge to help mitigate attacks
- Meet industry experts, who will answer questions live after sessions
- Receive a Certificate of Participation upon Bootcamp completion
Whether you are just starting off or you need to strengthen your cybersecurity program, this Bootcamp will support your organization’s cybersecurity posture by providing participants with tangible resources and action items that prioritize efforts based on your business needs.
- Eugene Jones, Purdue MEP
- Glen Nesbit, Total Quality Logistics
- Benny Russert, Prosource
- Rebecca Jacobs, Employers Resource Association
- Jonathan Theders, RiskSOURCE
- Wesly Alig, TechSolve
- Serge Kikonda, TechSolve
- Rob Longfellow, TechSolve
CUI & CMMC Maturity Levels
Cyber Threat Landscape Manufacturers Face
Operational Technology Cybersecurity
HR Policies & Employee Training
Senior Services Manager for Cybersecurity and Defense at Purdue MEP
Gene Jones is a Manufacturing Business Development Consultant for Purdue MEP. In this capacity, Gene manages a DoD grant that is focused on educating Indiana small businesses about DoD cybersecurity contracting requirements and helping them comply with this demanding set of controls. Previously at Purdue, he was the Managing Director of Purdue’s VACCINE (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments) Center, and when he was still on active duty in the US Navy, Gene was the Commanding Officer of the Purdue Naval ROTC unit. Immediately following his naval career, Gene worked for Caterpillar for several years as a New Product Introduction Team Lead. Gene served our country for most of his career as an officer with the Navy, serving on three different submarines. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Master’s degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Event Topic: Understanding and Managing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
SOC Supervisor at Total Quality Logistics
Glen has over 20 years of information technology experience with 10 years of direct cybersecurity support. He has implemented and managed security solutions for the Department of Defense, the education sector, and industrial manufacturing organizations. Glen is an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker and has a Security+ certification through CompTIA. Prior to joining the TechSolve Team, he served as the Global Cybersecurity Operations Managers at Cummins, Inc. and as a Cybersecurity Analyst for the US Army.
Event Topic: Tools for Monitoring Your Company’s Risks
Cybersecurity Program Manager at TechSolve
Wes is the Cybersecurity Program Manager at TechSolve where he is responsible for the design and implementation of products and services for IT and OT cybersecurity compliance for TechSolve’s clients. He is a Registered Practitioner under the CMMC-AB and provides guidance for compliance with CMMC. Wes also has the Security+ and CySA+ certifications through CompTIA. Prior to joining TechSolve, Wes served as Managing Counsel at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. where, among other duties, he was responsible for administering the Confidentiality, Privacy and Document Retention policies. Wes has over 20 years of experience working with various technologies at large manufacturing companies in his role as a patent attorney.
Event Topics: HR Policies with Cybersecurity in Mind and A Walk Through of CMMC Maturity Levels
Cybersecurity Analyst at TechSolve
Serge Kikonda a Cybersecurity Analyst for TechSolve, Inc. Serge graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in IT Cybersecurity, Computer Networking and Computer System Support. Since joining TechSolve, Inc., he has been conducting cybersecurity and DFARS audits for manufacturing clients. Using his technical writing skills, knowledge and in-depth understanding of the NIST and CMMC regulatory requirements, Serge also provides guidance, recommendations and training to manufacturing clients on how to get to full regulatory compliance.
Event Topic: Streamlining Your Cybersecurity Operations
CRA, ACRA, CHSP, Chief Executive Officer at RiskSOURCE
Jonathan is the CEO of RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders, a Cincinnati-based firm with additional offices in Knoxville, TN, and Hillsboro, OH focused on risk management and insurance solutions business and personal clients. Celebrating over 40 years and founded on guidance, service, and trust, Jonathan is a second-generation leader. He believes that insurance alone is never enough and works hard to be an outsourced risk manager for clients and deliver beyond insurance approaches to their risk. Jonathan graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS degree in Insurance and Risk Management with a minor in General Business.
Event Topic: Understanding Your Risk: Top Attacks Manufacturers Face and What Today’s Cybersecurity Insurance Actually Covers
Esq., SHRM-SCP, Director of Member Professional Support and Development at Employers Resource Association (ERA)
Rebecca Jacobs has 24 years of experience as an employment law attorney. She also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business where Rebecca teaches three employment law classes for graduate and undergraduate students. As a litigation attorney, Rebecca defended employers against claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and Ohio laws. She tried cases in federal and state courts and handled charges before the EEOC and OCRC. She is passionate about helping companies attempt to avoid litigation in the first place through compliance and training. Rebecca has extensive experience in completing consulting projects for employers in HR compliance, policy development, and performance management. As the Director of Member Professional Support and Development at ERA, Rebecca supports members by managing a wide variety of HR questions on ERA’s hotline, facilitating monthly roundtables and handling special projects for ERA members, including FMLA and HR check-ups, HR policies and procedures, and handbook reviews.
Event Topic: HR Policies with Cybersecurity in Mind
Managed Services Specialist at Prosource
As a Managed Services Specialist at Prosource, Benny Russert oversees the cybersecurity strategy and implementation processes for solution stacks within Prosource’s diverse customer base of 4,500+ organizations operating in various industry verticals. Benny and the cybersecurity team work closely with clients to assess their overall cyber posture and risk tolerance to right-size their solutions, maximize the impact of their IT investment, and position their business for future growth. Prior to joining the Prosource team, Benny worked as an analyst in the middle-market private equity sector, structuring and leading diligence for more than 50 M&A transactions in the manufacturing, financial technology, and real estate verticals. Benny graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina with a degree in International Business and Finance and a focus in business strategy and process improvement.
Event Topic: A Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity and the Role of a Managed Service Provider
Director of IIoT Solutions at TechSolve
Rob Longfellow is the Director of Industrial IoT Solutions at TechSolve, Inc. For over 30 years, Rob has helped manufacturers access the data they need to optimize technology solutions that drive business growth. Rob leads implementation of data collection and secure connectivity solutions for many of the nation’s top Defense manufacturers and small businesses alike. Throughout his career, he has developed solutions for engineering, manufacturing and sales groups that streamline and automate processes while delivering actionable information for strategic and tactical decision makers. His skills in manufacturing, software development and business development enable him to guide the IIoT Solutions group in building out TechSolve’s extensive portfolio of adapters and software solutions for factory floor reporting and automation.
Event Topic: Connect and Protect: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Smart Manufacturing
Train and equip yourself with the essential security knowledge needed to stay safe and remain competitive in the manufacturing industry.
Who Should Attend
Owners, c-suite executives, IT managers, HR Managers, team members of security organizations, databases administrators, anyone in your manufacturing network who wishes to equip themselves for today’s cybersecurity landscape.
8:00 AM – Kick-Off, Welcome, Speaker Introductions and Overview of the Current Cybersecurity Landscape
8:20 AM – Understanding Your Risk: Top Attacks Manufacturers Face and What Today’s Cybersecurity Insurance Actually Covers
8:45 AM – Streamlining Your Cybersecurity Operations
9:05 AM – Breakout #1 – Pick One Topic
- Understanding and Managing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
- HR Policies with Cybersecurity in Mind
9:45 AM – Break
9:55 AM – Breakout #2 – Pick One Topic
- A Walk Through of CMMC Maturity Levels
- A Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity and the Role of a Managed Service Provider
10:35 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Breakout #3 – Pick One Topic
- Connect and Protect: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Smart Manufacturing
- Tools for Monitoring Your Company’s Risks
11:25 AM – Q&A Session
12:00 PM – Closing Remarks