The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) has released a roadmap to help manufacturers strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure. The roadmap will help businesses understand how CyManII’s technical efforts can be leveraged to achieve a secure manufacturing architecture while also focusing on fundamental business goals including productivity, quality control and profits.
“This roadmap outlines a pathway for U.S. manufacturers to cyber-harden their systems, processes and supply chains today while also presenting a robust research, development and deployment strategy that introduces cyber innovations that are threat informed and provide verifiable security guarantees,” said CyManII Chief Executive Officer Howard Grimes, who also serves as UTSA associate vice president and associate vice provost for Institutional Initiatives.
The roadmap provides a unifying national plan to drive the nation’s manufacturers toward processes that are data-intensive, digitized and include emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive productivity gains in the face of growing complexity and competition in the industry.
The cybersecurity innovations championed by CyManII will enable manufacturers to ensure that their intellectual property, vital data and critical processes are cyber-secure. These protections are essential to keeping the U.S. manufacturing industry competitive within the global market and to the country’s national and economic security.