Is Your Shop Protected From Being Hacked? (Cybersecurity Basics)


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In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger bring in Federico Sciammarella, the President & CTO of MxD, to discuss the basics of cybersecurity, including the types of cyber attacks, and how a manufacturing leader can equip their shop with a strategic plan to prevent and deal with potential cyber threats.


  • 0:08 | Amper Technologies pilot program for machine monitoring
  • 1:21 | Jason introduces manufacturing cybersecurity as the topic of the episode
  • 4:57 | Jim and Jason talk about what’s new at their businesses
  • 5:28 | Jason introduces the episode guest: Federico Sciammarella, the President & CTO of MxD
  • 6:52 | Jason discusses manufacturing news, including a press release on the FBI’s internet crime report
  • 10:17 | Jason explains Business Email Compromise, a type of phishing attack
  • 12:21 | The hosts mention another type of cyber attack, Ransomware
  • 13:52 | Jason mentions Malware attacks due to malicious software and brute force attacks
  • 15:44 | The hosts and Federico discuss how to avoid and prevent coming under cyber attack
  • 17:40 | ProShop ERP is being used in shops across the country
  • 20:46 | Federico shares advice on how to avoid ransomware and how to prepare your business for potential cyber attacks
  • 25:31 | Federico explains how MxD helps strengthen cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry
  • 30:18 | Jason asks what a manufacturing leader can do to create a strategic plan to prevent cyber attacks
  • 34:16 | The hosts share their thoughts on the new information they learned during the episode

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