The Future of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

As the decade comes to a close, we think about what’s next in cybersecurity for manufacturers. Manufacturing is critical infrastructure in the United States. With a significant percentage of the entire US market supporting national defense, the manufacturing supply chain is a prime target for cyber attacks and increased regulation. For the last few years, … Continued

The Job Shop’s Guide to Cyber Security Standards

NIST 800-171 is coming, and everyone in defense manufacturing needs to be compliant. If you’re not ready, you’re setting yourself up to lose a key part of your business – and putting national security at risk. In America, we project our power and defend ourselves with military technology. The Department of Defense and Intelligence Community … Continued

Why Your Shop’s Website Needs to Be Secure

Secure websites are especially important for job shops who are increasingly under attack. Do you have an RFQ form on your website? Do you accept file uploads? Not only do these need to be secure, but you also need to instill confidence in potential parts buyers that you know what you’re doing. It all starts … Continued

ITAR and Data Security with Paperless Parts

If you work in an American Job Shop, chances are you work with “ITAR” parts or have at least heard about them. Being compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) means more than filing a form with the government and paying a fee. Parts subject to ITAR (which includes the bulk of parts … Continued