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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Rockford

September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Emphasis on current and future defense contractors and sub-contractors

Identifying the risks facing your company is the first step. How is your team prepared to address and resolve potential threats – for the security of your products, customers and employees?

By attending this half day event, manufacturing leaders – with a particular emphasis placed on current and future defense contractors and sub-contractors – will learn more about risk management considerations and how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

Attendees will also:

  • Learn how to identify and combat these risks from industry solutions specialists
  • Start developing their risk plan through a cyber security framework
  • Leave with action steps to help improve their risk management
  • Have to opportunity to sign-up for individual organization assessments and follow-on planning

The U.S. Department of Defense mandates specific risk controls – how are you implementing these in your operations?


  • 8:00am – Networking Breakfast & Check-in
  • 8:30am – Opening: Representatives from local organizations
  • 8:45am – Risks within Your Information Security Environment
  • 9:15am – Cyber Security: What Are Your Risks?  Identify – Protect – Detect – Respond – Recover
  • 10:15am – Break
  • 10:30am – Organizational Risk Identification: Open Discussion to Assess Company Risks and Identify Actions for Mitigation
  • 11:30am – Start Defending Against Cyber Risks Today: Closing and Cybersecurity Consideration for Initial Implementation
  • 12:00pm – Networking Lunch


John Remsey  |  Senior Technical Specialist, IMEC
John Remsey has more than 25 years of business and manufacturing experience with an emphasis on Information Technology, Supply Chain Optimization, Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, and Production Control. John’s background includes leadership positions in Information Technology, Production Control, Activity-Based Management, Logistics, and Lean Manufacturing/Organizational Improvement.  John is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer and is experienced in the Shingo Prize standards for Operational Excellence.

Jana White  |  Chief Operating Officer, Alpine Security
Jana White is Alpine Security’s COO and a Trainer. Her certifications include Security+, CyberSec First Responder (CFR), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Jana’s background experience includes compliance, auditing, loss prevention, penetration testing, project management, and social engineering. Jana is certified as a Crime Scene Evidence Technician, and incorporates her experiences in banking and Crime Scene Evidence collection into her courses as a trainer for Alpine Security. In her spare time, Jana is a member of the 501st Legion, an international Star Wars costuming organization that focuses on promoting an interest in Star Wars through screen accurate costuming, and performing charity work and volunteering all over the world. Jana also studies Japanese, with the hope of passing the JLPT N1 exam someday.

Presented in partnership by:

  • Illinois Defense Network
  • Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
  • Illinois PTAC
  • IMEC
  • Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)

Cost: $50 per person.  Registration includes light breakfast, lunch and training materials.

Contact Name: Emily Lee, IMEC Program & Partner Relations Coordinator

Contact Phone: (309) 677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]


September 10, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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NIU Rockford
8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States