NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

July Cybersecurity Workshop Banner

NY MEP and its partners are helping NYS manufacturers comply with NIST SP 800-171 so that they can keep their defense contracts and bid on new opportunities. If your business handles controlled unclassified information (CUI), your company needs to assess its cybersecurity and report its Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) score. And it doesn’t matter where you are in the DoD supply chain.

Join us on July 15, 2021 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a Cybersecurity Assessment Workshop that will give you the tools you need to succeed. NYS manufacturers who enroll and attend will receive:

  • Free, expert-led instruction in all 14 families of NIST SP 800-171
  • Practical experience identifying and addressing cybersecurity challenges
  • The ability to ask questions and get answers as you assess your own cyber readiness
  • Help calculating your SPRS score so that you can submit it to DoD for contract opportunities
  • Automatic enrollment in a Cybersecurity Cohort that provides training valued at $12,00

This event is powered by FuzeHub, the statewide NY MEP center, in partnership with the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) and the Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC), two regional NY MEP centers that perform cybersecurity assessments and remediation; the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) that provides NYS manufacturers with government contracting assistance; and the Global Cybersecurity Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
 
Date/Time:

July 15, 2021 – 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: 
Online Virtual Workshop

Agenda

9:00AM-9:15AM

  • Master of Ceremonies – Everton H. Henriques
  • Welcome – Cory Albrecht & Franca Armstrong

9:15AM-9:45AM

  • Speaker I – Jake Mihevc (MVCC)

9:45AM-10:30AM

  • Speaker II – Paul LaPorte (AIM)

10:30AM-10:45AM

  • Speaker III – Manna Doyle (North Country PTAC)

10:45AM-11:00AM

  • Speaker II – Paul LaPorte (AIM)

11:00AM-11:15AM

  • Global Cybersecurity Institute – Justin Pelletier (RIT)
  • Cohort Memberships & Cyber Grants – Cory Albrecht & Everton H. Henriques

11:15AM-11:30AM

  • Break

11:30AM-1:00PM

  • Moderated Self-Assessment Walkthrough with Industry Experts

1:00PM

  • Workshop Ends

Speakers

Jake Mihevc

Jake Mihevc – Dean of STEM, Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC): Jake Mihevc serves as Dean of STEM transfer program at MVCC, a CAE2Y. Jake is also the Director and PI of the Northeast Regional Resource Center for the CAE program. Jake leads the cybersecurity programs at MVCC, which began in 2010 with a 2.8M non-credit grant program that provided free training to over 2,200 participants and culminated in a 155-student CAE-designated Cybersecurity AS program in 2016. Jake is also a co-founder of the Central New York Hackathon, a regional cybersecurity competition that brings over 100 students from eight cybersecurity programs together each semester to test their skills.

Paul LaPorte

Paul LaPorte

Paul LaPorte – Cyber Security Coordinator, Advanced Institute for Manufacturing:  As an IT professional for 10 years, Paul has provided a variety of IT and Cyber Security solutions and training in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, education, commerce, insurance, and more. Paul has an A.S in Microcomputer Technologies: Technical Support and a B.S. in Network and Computer Security. Prior to joining AIM, Paul was the Interim Director of Information Technology at the Utica School of Commerce.

Manna Doyle

Manna Doyle, North Country PTAC

Manna Doyle – Manager, North Country PTAC:  Manna’s path has been one of evolution and reinvention. Leadership, team building, innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit have fueled his career journey. His experience includes a mix of telecommunications, manufacturing and customer service with many companies based in Northern New York. He has worked with the Jefferson County I.D.A., Saint Lawrence County I.D.A. as well as the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority and the programs they provide to develop his team. Through Tulmar Manufacturing’s affiliation with an international company based in Canada, servicing Federal Government, Defense Industry and commercial clients in both Canada and the USA, Manna enjoys a broad perspective of business opportunities and issues. His creativity and solution-oriented thinking are reflected in the words, “I’ll go where others fear to tread to find solutions”. Manna has a Lean Manufacturing White Belt and serves on the board of CITEC Business Solutions. He also has an A.A.S. in Telecommunications from Cayuga Community College.

Justin Pelletier

Justin Pelletier

Justin Pelletier – Director of the Cyber Range and Training Center in RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute:  As a component of this work, he trains and leads student teams to perform security assessments for partner organizations and oversees cybersecurity competitions that bring together the top cyber talent from across the globe. As a Lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, Dr. Pelletier teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and helped to bring the Hacking for Defense initiative to RIT. He holds a PhD in Information Assurance and Security, an MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a BS in Computer Science. He is also a combat veteran and currently serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserve.

Cory Albrecht

Cory Albrecht – Director, Advanced Institute for Manufacturing:  Since 2007 Cory has been assisting manufacturers in the Mohawk Valley Region through the New York State Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program as the Director of MVCC’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM). In this role, Cory works with over 700 Mohawk Valley Regional manufacturers with the goal of helping them increase their competitiveness and grow businesses.

Franca Armstrong

Franca Armstrong

Franca Armstrong – Associate Vice President, Workforce Development and Dean of Rome Campus at Mohawk Valley Community College:  Franca sets the priorities and objectives and short and long-term strategic planning for MVCC’s branch campus in Rome, NY, and the non-credit Workforce Development activities of the College. She has been with MVCC for 16 years in various roles.

Everton H. Henriques

Everton H. Henriques – New York MEP Solutions Director, FuzeHub:  Everton is focused on helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, the local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology.

Cybersecurity Self-Assessment July Workshop

Event Partners

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