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August 2023

Department of Energy Announces Up to $4.7 Million for Manufacturi­ng Cybersecurity Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), announced a new request for proposals (RFP) for up to $4.7 million to enhance the cybersecurity landscape within American manufacturing. Read more

July 2023

New members to enhance CyManII’s mission to support U.S manufacturing interests

The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), based at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), welcomes three new members to support the CyManII mission to secure and sustain U.S. manufacturing. Read more

June 2023

CRI and CYMANII Partner on Cybersecurity Training Program for the Manufacturing Sector

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) are partnering to help small and medium-sized manufacturers improve their cyber readiness and the security of this vital sector of the U.S. economy. Read more

March 2023

Tooling U-SME Partners With CyManII to Launch a Cybersecurity Training Program

Tooling U-SME, the workforce training and development arm of SME, and CyManII, the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, have partnered to deliver “CyManII Sealed”– endorsed cybersecurity training for manufacturers. As cyberattacks grow increasingly sophisticated and threat landscapes expand, organizations and their employees need to understand how to raise awareness and take actionable preventative measures to protect against the new vulnerabilities. Read more

March 2023

CyManII Statement on White House National Security Strategy

The White House has released the long-awaited National Cybersecurity Strategy, a document that lays forth initiatives to “secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans”. As noted, this strategy is designed to rebalance the responsibility to defend cyberspace by shifting burden onto organizations that are most capable to reduce risks, as well as to realign incentives to favor long term investments for a resilient future. Read more

July 2022

Federal News Network: A federally-backed effort to improve cybersecurity of US manufacturing

CEO Howard Grimes was featured alongside Thomas Temin on the radio segment Federal Drive with Tom Temin produced by Federal News Network. In this episode titled “A federally-backed effort to improve cybersecurity of U.S. manufacturing,” Grimes describes the issues within cybersecurity and how CyManII’s roadmap addresses those problems.

July 2022

SME: Safe & Secure?

Black hats, script kiddies, phishers, and hostile nation-states. Bad actors are out there, fervently working to sabotage your factory and steal your stuff. What are you doing about it? Network segmentation and cyber-twinning are good first steps, but CyManII’s Howard Grimes suggested that traditional security measures are insufficient. “Today’s world of cybersecurity can be described in many ways; the words I would use are inadequate and insufficient,” he said. “Basically, the systems we use now were never designed to be secure, and as a consequence, we tend to defend the perimeter in an attempt to keep the bad guys out. We protect pieces of our operations, not their holistic nature.”

July 2022

SME: Driving Cultural Change in Manufacturing Cybersecurity

As hackers become more sophisticated and dangerous, manufacturers need to step up their cybersecurity efforts. Launched in 2020 by the DoE at the University of Texas at San Antonio, CyManII, along with 15 other manufacturing innovation institutes (sponsored by either the DoE or one of two other U.S. agencies—Commerce and Defense—bring together manufacturers, academia, national research labs, and other government agencies. The focus is on major, industry-critical research and development projects, as well as training people on advanced manufacturing skills.

July 2022

UTSA Today: CyManII releases roadmap to protect manufacturers from cyber-attacks

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.

June 2022

UTSA Today: Dr. Krystel Castillo Named UTSA Fulbright Scholar

Four faculty members from UTSA have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year, a record for the institution.Prestigious and competitive, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, allows American faculty, as well as artists and professionals, the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and lead related professional projects in over 130 countries. They come away with greater mutual and cultural understanding, an expanded network, and new and enhanced skills.

July 2022

Building a Cyber Fortress: Preparedness and Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

Join Nozomi Networks and representatives from Schneider Electric, the Department of Energy, MITRE, the National Security Agency, and the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute for a panel discussion on building a cyber fortress. Questions will address the top risks and trends for OT and ICS sectors, strategies for prioritizing efforts and data, and steps to build more resilient systems and teams.

June 2022

Georgia Tech, Executive Director Selected at Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Institute

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Thomas R. Kurfess as the new executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI). Kurfess is the HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control and professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received an S.M. degree from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.

June 2022

SME Announces Top 25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing

CEO Howard Grimes was selected as one of the top 25 leaders in manufacturing. Published by SME, Dr. Grimes is considered one of many impressive innovators and educators advancing manufacturing practices and technology today.

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