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Manufacturing Threat Summit: Navigating Threats and Reducing Cyber Risk

Event Details
Apr 17, 2024   – 
On Demand, 54 minutes

Increased automation and connected systems in manufacturing organizations have led to a substantial rise in security threats, which includes attracting the attention of private and nation-state threat actors. High-profile breaches and disruptive shutdowns have served as a wake-up call, exposing vulnerabilities in manufacturers of all sizes.

Manufacturing organizations have a critical role in the supply chain, and many are designated as critical infrastructure, which magnifies the challenges. Unless you’re prepared to defend against modern ransomware threats, these attacks can result in your organization being locked out of mission-critical systems with the potential to cause broader economic implications nationwide.  

Join us on Wednesday, April 17 for an exclusive Manufacturing Threat Summit that leverages original research from eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU) and dives into the top cyber threats and challenges impacting the manufacturing industry.  

What you can expect from the threat summit:  

  • Threat Intel Briefing: Drawing on new research/observations from eSentire’s Manufacturing Threat Intelligence Report, Spence Hutchinson, Staff Threat Intelligence Researcher, eSentire will provide an overview of the manufacturing threat landscape, including an analysis of cyber threats and attacker tactics commonly used to target manufacturing organizations (e.g., Raspberry Robin, Qakbot, SocGholish, etc.), and tactical recommendations to protect your organization against the risk of downtime and business disruption.  
  • Fireside Chat: Tia Hopkins, Chief Cyber Resilience Officer, eSentire, and Ray Texter, Chief of Information Security at Texas United Management, will share their takeaways from the threat briefing and perspectives on the state of cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry. They will also offer recommendations on how organizations can strengthen their security posture, mitigate cyber risk, and maintain trust with their customers. 

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Tia Hopkins

Tia Hopkins

Chief Cyber Resilience Officer & Field CTO, eSentire

As Chief Cyber Resilience Officer & Field CTO, Tia Hopkins is focused on engaging with the cybersecurity community, providing thought leadership, supporting strategic customer and partner engagements, and working closely with the sales, marketing, product, engineering, and customer success teams to drive security outcome-focused initiatives.

She has spent the past 20+ years of her career in various IT and IT Security roles and has more than a decade of experience in the managed services space. Outside of her role at eSentire, Tia is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Cybersecurity Leadership. In 2020, Tia was awarded The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and the Cyber Defense Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity, and in 2023 was recognized as Team Leader of the Year at the SANS Institute 2023 Difference Makers Awards. 

Spence Hutchinson

Spence Hutchinson

Staff Threat Intelligence Researcher, eSentire

Spence is a Staff Threat Intelligence Researcher with the Threat Intelligence team. As part of the broader Threat Response Unit, TI is responsible for monitoring the threat landscape and working with fellow TRU members to respond to ongoing threats. Spence graduated with an advanced diploma in Computer Security and Forensics prior to joining eSentire as an analyst in 2013 and has held various analytical, training and leadership roles since.

Ray Texter

Ray Texter

Chief of Information Security, Texas United Management

Ray Texter is the Chief of Information Security at Texas United Management, a mining and minerals company that offers brine commercial production services. In the past five years, his accomplishments include establishing a cybersecurity program for Texas United Management Corporation in addition to a critical system that supports Operations Technology. Ray has provided consulting services and developed blueprints and roadmaps to ensure alignment with IT transformation efforts. He is an adept leader with 25+ years of professional experience in improving business efficiencies and acting as a catalyst for change. 

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