Purpose of Roadmap
The CyManII Roadmap outlines a broad vision for cybersecurity in U.S. manufacturing for the next five years and is aimed squarely at Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMM), large manufacturers as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) that supply large production industries. The purpose of the Roadmap is to present a robust and aggressive pathway to transform the industry by making U.S. manufacturers the most cybersecure in the world. Attacks will be increasingly focused at the advanced persistent threat or sabotage levels, in addition to IP theft and ransomware. The aim of these attacks is simple: disrupt our critical manufacturing ecosystem and undermine our economy. The stakes are very high.
With this dynamic in mind, the Roadmap offers manufacturers insight into the national benefits of a dedicated effort to secure U.S. manufacturing industry from cyber threats. The research path described in the Roadmap is essential as U.S. manufacturers of all sizes drive toward processes that are data intensive, digitized, and utilize emergent applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to drive productivity gains in the face of growing complexity.