Cybersecurity and information security are a constantly increasing challenge for Florida's manufacturers, from threats and requirements imposed by major prime contractors and government contracts to everyday theft and fraud, as well as threats of disruption or data loss from malware and ransomware attacks. In addition, the ongoing need to protect intellectual property and customer information becomes more acute everyday as new data breaches are disclosed in the media and new regulatory requirements are imposed by governments around the country and the world.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the nation’s leading entities in identifying and defining cybersecurity threats and appropriate approaches to address risk and minimize vulnerability to cybersecurity challenges. FloridaMakes and its partners in the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National network have compiled a set of resources and best practices that the manufacturing sector and many other organizations can utilize to assess and work to reduce their vulnerability to these risks.
Learn how FloridaMakes works with Florida manufacturers - and how we can help unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your business.
Contact Jolee Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how to implement cybersecurity best practices. Jolee is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor and provides strategic and cybersecurity assistance to our statewide partners in effort to increase resiliency for Florida manufacturers.
FloridaMakes has a network of third-party providers who can provide support for cybersecurity assessment, implementation and ongoing monitoring and verification for Florida manufacturers.
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The FloridaMakes network has serviced hundreds of manufacturers across the state since 2016. Learn about the impact our services have on companies' long-term business growth and productivity.
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