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MHI launches cybersecurity workshop for September

MHI is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Workshop on September 17 at its office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

MHI is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Workshop on September 17 at its office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In recognition of the growing importance of cybersecurity for the supply chain, MHI is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Workshop on September 17 at its office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Due to the supply chain’s centrality to national infrastructure, the industry’s ability to adapt and strengthen defenses against cyber threats is critical.

The MHI Cybersecurity Workshop will impart insights into the challenges posed by today's complex cyber environment, covering topics from cutting-edge threat intelligence to effective incident response. The training will be facilitated by the following leading cybersecurity strategists:

Chris Finan: A Cybersecurity Entrepreneur and former White House Cybersecurity Official, Finan has founded, advised, and served in executive leadership positions in a variety of early-stage and growth-stage cybersecurity companies. While previously serving as the Director for Cybersecurity Legislation and Policy on the National Security Council, Finan spearheaded the Executive Order that directed the development of the NIST cybersecurity framework. He began his career as a Pilot and Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Air Force.

Robert Knake: is the Principal at Orkestrel, LLC, a boutique cybersecurity firm. He previously served as Deputy National Cyber Director at the White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director. In that role, he led the development of the National Cybersecurity Strategy and oversaw federal cybersecurity spending. Earlier in his career, Knake served as a Director on the National Security Council.  In addition to his government service, Knake has worked as a cybersecurity consultant and advisor to enterprises, startups, and cybersecurity firms. He has also published best-selling books about cyber threats.

The workshop will include a simulated cyber-attack and response. Additionally, attendees will receive a takeaway Executive Guide to Cybersecurity to help them craft a comprehensive cybersecurity program for their company.

The MHI Cybersecurity Workshop will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET on September 17. Space is limited to 40 participants. A discounted price is available for MHI and WERC members. Teams of two or more will save 20% off their registration fees. Attendees can register at mhi.org/cybersecurityworkshop. Questions about the program can be directed to Rebecca Woods, Director of Talent and Development at [email protected].

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