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Category Archives: Cyber Security

DoD Cybersecurity Acronym Help

By: Cory Larson CMMC, NIST 800-171, & DFARs Greetings! This is Cory Larson, and I am an Automation & Cybersecurity consultant at WMEP.  I wanted to write a quick clarification on DoD Contracts, NIST 800-171, and CMMC.  There is a […]

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Detecting Abnormal Cyber Behavior Before a Cyberattack

March 5, 2021 By: Dr. Michael Powell The promise of advanced manufacturing technologies — also known as smart factories or Industry 4.0 — is that by networking our machines, computers, sensors and systems, we will (among other things) enable automation, improve […]

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If You Connect It, Protect It!

October 6, 2020 By: Zane Patalive Meet Humphrey Humphrey is a gray squirrel that a friend of mine rescued as an abandoned baby squirrel. For weeks, my friend and his family nursed the young creature by hand. While Humphrey was growing, […]

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Suspicious Minds: Non-Technical Signs Your Business Might Have Been Hacked

October 13, 2020 By: Pat Toth I grew up in the outer suburbs of New York City. My dad commuted to the city for work, as did most of our neighbors, but as kids we rarely went into the city. An […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Cory Larson

Cory Larson By Rich Rovito Content Specialist Cory Larson has spent more than a decade working in automation engineering and manufacturing. He has designed custom automation for original equipment manufacturers and in-house use. His design experience includes robot integration, electrical construction, […]

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Cory Larson

Consultant – Automation & Cybersecurity Registered Practioner, CMMC-AB 608.558.8137 | [email protected] Cory’s career spans over 10 years in automation engineering and manufacturing.  Cory has designed custom automation for original equipment manufacturers and in-house use.  His design experience includes robot integration, […]

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Protecting Your Business From Cybersecurity Threats During COVID-19

Working from home means that all manufacturers need to revisit and heighten their cybersecurity protocols to account for remote working conditions. Not doing so could leave you vulnerable to forms of cyberattack that are already emerging in response to the changing landscape of how we work. Use these practical suggestions from the MEP National Network to combat emerging cyberthreats and secure your business going forward.

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Defense Suppliers: Self-Attestation, the False Claims Act, and You*

Posted by Jacob Horne If you are part of the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, you likely have various Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) disclosures that you must attest to during the course of doing business. As a critical […]

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Cybercrime: It’s Worse Than We Thought

June 30, 2020 By: Douglas S. Thomas The cyber world is relatively new, and unlike other types of assets, cyber assets are potentially accessible to criminals in far-off locations. This distance provides the criminal with significant protections from getting caught; thus, […]

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When Business is Slow

April 21, 2020 By: Celia Paulsen Nobody likes business to be slow. If you’re in a fast-paced world like manufacturing, seeing your machines or employees idle can drive a person insane. If you’re used to your production line working to capacity […]

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