Michigan’s Cyber Check-Up: Boosting Cybersecurity Health, No Needles Involved!

Michigan’s manufacturers are off to the cyber-doctor, no gowns required! Thanks to the Cybersecurity Research Project by Automation Alley, a free “SensCy Score Cybersecurity Assessment” takes the pulse of their cyberhealth. A 40-question survey reveals their score out of 1,000, giving a crucial check-up in this digital age. Now, that’s a prescription for success!

Hot Take:

Michigan’s small to medium-sized manufacturers are getting a free pass to the cybersecurity check-up aisle, thanks to the Cybersecurity Research Project by Automation Alley, and we’re all for it! Is there a better way to know your cyberhealth than a 40-question survey that spits out your score on a 1,000-point scale? It’s like going to the doctor but for your cyber risks, and the best part – no needles or awkward gowns involved!

Key Points:

  • The Cybersecurity Research Project by Automation Alley offers free cybersecurity assessments for small and medium-sized manufacturers in Michigan.
  • In partnership with Oakland University Cybersecurity Center and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, the initiative aims to highlight the importance of cyberhealth.
  • Participants complete a 40-question SensCy Score assessment and receive a report with their score and ways to improve.
  • The assessment is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework and analyzes over 100 data points.
  • The initiative is one of the first steps taken by the recently established Oakland University Cybersecurity Center.

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The Doctor is In

Tom Kelly, the top gun at Automation Alley, is all about making sure small and medium-sized manufacturers don't overlook the importance of cyberhealth. With this initiative, these companies can uncover their cyber vulnerabilities, and we're not just talking about potential threats to their brand and supply chain, but also the safety of their employees.

Scoring Cyberhealth

The SensCy Score assessment isn't just some random questionnaire. It's based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, diving into more than 100 data points to churn out a score on a 1,000-point scale. The goal? Strive for a score over 800, influenced by factors like cybersecurity policies, cyber awareness, and incident detection and response capabilities.

Join the Club

Rick Snyder, CEO of SensCy, is inviting all Michigan manufacturers to join this initiative. With a one-page summary detailing their cyberhealth score and tailored recommendations to boost it, who wouldn't want to sign up?

Teamwork Makes the Cyber-dream Work

This free cyberhealth check-up is part of a larger effort by the newly minted Oakland University Cybersecurity Center, backed by a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity. The center is a collaboration between several organizations, aiming to enhance cybersecurity in the energy sector and prevent power disruptions from cyber incidents. Now, that's what we call a power play!
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