NSCC hosts cybersecurity event

Staff report

Northwest State Community College in Archbold, the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium will be hosting an informational cybersecurity event on Friday, Sept. 28 at the NSCC campus, room C200.

This cybersecurity event is geared towards small- to medium-sized businesses, suppliers to the Department of Defense, and their supply chains, automotive manufacturing companies and their supply chains, and manufacturers in general. Topics will include the DFARS Mandate and what it means, NIST cybersecurity framework, risk assessment and gap analysis, and new developments, such as Ohio Senate SB220 and the NIST SB Cybersecurity Act.

“The manufacturing sector is the second-most popular target for cyberattacks. Fortunately, there are industry standards and best practices that businesses can put in place to reduce their risk,” said Todd Hernandez, vice president for Innovation and chief information officer at NSCC. “We are very pleased to host this event and allow this information to be shared with area businesses.”

Networking will be available starting at 7:30 a.m.; the program is from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $25 per company, with no limit on the number of attendees per company. To register, visit www.trainwithcts.com and click on “Current Offerings,” email Tori Wolf at twolf@NorthwestState.edu or call 419-267-1219.

Staff report