Cybersecurity for Manufacturing:
How Vulnerable Is Your Company?


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:30 PM CDT
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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Arbor Lakes Room

Wednesday May 3, 2017 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Registration/Networking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion with Q & A
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Networking Reception - Hot appetizers and cash bar states that Cybersecurity is manufacturing's biggest risk. READ MORE Manufacturing was the 2nd most targeted industry for cyber-attacks in 2015.

Do you have a plan? Where are the security risks in your company and how can they be minimized?

Insecure firms stand to lose a large amount of business, with 66% of consumers unlikely to do business with organizations responsible for exposing information.    “Businesses that fail to do so could soon find themselves losing out to the competition, with consumers showing they are more than willing to take their business elsewhere should a breach occur.”

With Cybercrime costs projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019 (Forbes) defending networks from cyber-attacks is no easy task.   Manufacturing companies must have a thoughtful strategy to protect their business, employees, and clients.

There are several myths that manufacturing executives believe about their cyber security:

  • We're too small to be appealing
  • We don't have anything worth stealing
  • We have nothing to lose

Panel Moderator:  Bruce Lach, President, SUCCESS Computer Consulting


  • Jon Breyer, Partner, Lindquist & Vennum, Cyber Security Specialist
  • Madeline Allen, Lockton Companies, Account Executive, Cyber Technology Practice
  • Brandon Nohr, CTO, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Our panel of cyber security experts will provide invaluable advice on the security, legal, and financial implications of a cyber-attack at your manufacturing company. This is a panel discussion that your company cannot afford to miss! 

Please note our new eligibility requirements: To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing leader. This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies. 

What does this mean for members in career transition? You aren't eligible to attend Gears but we are excited to announce "MAX IT" special programming to help you conduct an effective job search. Contact Marni for more details.

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