Cybersecurity Resources for Manufacturers

Cybersecurity Resources for Manufacturers

Downloadable Cybersecurity Guides

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NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Free cybersecurity Resource Library for Manufacturers

View and download a free manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers.


Overview of NIST Cybersecurity Framework & Compliance Requirements

Click here to learn how FloridaMakes aids manufacturers on cybersecurity through the MEP National Network and third party providers.


Small & Mid-sized Defense Contractors – Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program

Click here to learn about our Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program, which will be aimed to assist small and medium-sized defense contractors in becoming aware and compliant with the DoD’s Regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards for cybersecurity, thanks to our partnership and a grant awarded to us from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Florida Cybersecurity Forum (Virtual Event, September 16-17, 2020): highlighting cybersecurity threats to you, your company, the economy and complying with the CMMC standards. 

The forum will be co-hosted by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida, and the Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) with special keynote speakers U.S Senator Marco Rubio and Katherine Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.


NIST MEP National Network Cybersecurity Resilience for Defense Contractors Events

View upcoming events

Federal Trade Commission: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: Learn the basics for protecting your business from cyber attacks. The business cybersecurity resources in this section were developed in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security.


Tips for Personal and Home Office Security

These resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance on securing your home office and your wireless network is a great reminder for all of us who work remotely (from home and often the road) about some simple steps that we each can take to reduce our vulnerabilities in working from home or remote office location(s). Click here to view a free webinar recording.

5 key tips: 

  1. Be careful of your passwords (don’t reuse passwords across different platforms!, use a password manager) and of scams trying to obtain your login credentials (especially for financial or work accounts).
  2. Update your software (operating systems, etc) regularly on all your devices (laptops/PCs, phones, tablets, printers, routers, etc.)
  3. Backup, Backup, Backup (at least 3 places & 2 types (cloud & physical disk) every 3 months)

For your home wi-fi network:

  1. Check & if necessary update the settings on your home network router. Click here for more information about this. Incorrectly configured home wi-fi networks are a rapidly increasing point of vulnerability.

On the road:

  1. Use your own (password-secured) wi-fi hotspot (e.g. from your phone), or a Virtual Private Network on any “public” (coffee shop/airport/hotel) wi-fi to avoid a third party surreptitiously snooping on your login information or activities.


Need Some Guidance?

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Contact Daniel Krug at daniel.krug@floridamakes.com for more information and how to implement cybersecurity best practices. Daniel 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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