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CYBER SECURITY

The University of Texas works to improve cybersecurity across the manufacturing sector

The University of Texas works to improve cybersecurity across the manufacturing sector
The Siliconreview
08 Decemebr, 2020

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. The university will enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a consortium of 59 proposed member institutions in introducing a cyber-secure energy-ROI that drives American manufacturers and supply chains to adopt further secure, energy-efficient approaches.

This $111 million public-private partnership aims to help U.S. manufacturers, who are one of the top targets for cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries, impacting the production of energy technologies such as electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines. To protect American manufacturing jobs and workers, CyManII aims to transform U.S. advanced manufacturing and make manufacturers more energy-efficient, resilient, and globally competitive against our nation's adversaries.

This national network of members will drive impact across the nation and solve the biggest challenges facing cybersecurity in the U.S manufacturing industry. CyManII is funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and co-managed with the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). CyManII plans to design and build a secure manufacturing architecture that is pervasive.