Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM MDT
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Geotech Environmental Equipment 
2650 E 40th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

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Cyberspace Security for the Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain 

Myth: Cybersecurity is a concern for big businesses. Small businesses just aren’t on the radar.
Reality: Attackers are opportunists who look for the weakest link: All they need is one—and they have time, motivation, and financial resources. (Look at Target’s mega-hack enabled by a HVAC vendor’s cybersecurity error.)
Cybersecurity is a cost of doing business with government—but it doesn’t have to be an unreasonable financial hit. The most important message about being compliant with the NIST 800-171 guidelines is simply—get started. Put your action plan together and work the plan! This workshop will walk you through the cybersecurity guidelines, talk you through a preliminary self-assessment, and offer templates to help you define and implement your security program. Questions addressed during the workshop include the following: 
  • Why should we care about cyber security and NIST 800-171?
  • What is at risk (business and contractual impact)?
  • What are current and emerging supply chain threat exposure concerns?
  • Which areas did DOD identify in recent audits as the most common for noncompliance?
  • Where do we start?
Let Manufacturer's Edge help you boost your cyber (and business) resiliency and defend your competitive position within the aerospace and defense supply chain. Don’t be the weak link!

Jennifer Kurtz, Cyber Program Director, Manufacturer's Edge
Jennifer works with entrepreneurs to build sustainable business practices and achieve compliance with information security standards like ISO 27001 and NIST 800-171. She has developed and taught graduate courses in cybersecurity at Regis University since 2011; authored Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking (2016) and a chapter of The Data Breach and Encryption Handbook (2011); written numerous articles on cybersecurity; and designed online cybersecurity courses for small businesses and individuals. Jennifer was IT manager for an international automotive manufacturer, project manager for the Indiana manufacturing extension partnership, and award-winning director of ecommerce for the State of Indiana. Through the Denver Metro and Pikes Peak SBDCs, Jennifer has co-led the Leading Edge for Transportation/Construction Industry program and the Growth Catalyst Business Coaching program. She holds an MBA and PMP certification.