VLS Webinar | Cyber Awareness in Manufacturing
This webinar is part of the WiM Virtual Learning Series.
This event will take place on Zoom; details will be sent via email after registering.
Cyber Awareness in Manufacturing: Building Competencies Through a No-Cost Digital Badge
When: November 14, 2023
11:00 am - Noon EST
Presented by: Dr Evelyn Brown
Many of today’s manufacturing facilities include cyber-physical systems that enable machines to communicate with each other and be accessed remotely. While use of new technologies has enabled efficiencies in advanced manufacturing, it has also increased the risk of cybersecurity threats. This presentation will discuss how building cyber awareness among automation technicians and other front-line workers can help lessen the cyber vulnerabilities at a manufacturing facility. The presentation will also introduce the Cyber4RAM digital badge, a micro-credential which provides learning modules on 11 cyber competencies related to advanced manufacturing.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for accessing this webinar via Zoom.
More About Dr Evelyn Brown
Evelyn Brown is Director, Extension Research and Development for Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the industrial extension services arm of the NC State University College of Engineering. She leads research and development efforts and works to build relationships with NC State faculty whose research interests can be applied to solve problems for North Carolina manufacturers. Evelyn is also part of the evaluation services team at IES that provides formative and summative assessment for grant-funded projects at two-year and four-year institutions. Evelyn comes to IES after 18 years as a faculty member at Virginia Tech and East Carolina University. Prior to that, she worked in manufacturing at Nortel Networks, spending time as an Operations Research Analyst and as a Project Manager. She has a BS in mathematics, an MS in operations research and a PhD in systems engineering.