CRI and CYMANII Pilot: Improving Cyber Readiness in the Manufacturing Sector

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) are partnering to help small and medium-sized manufacturers improve their cyber readiness and the security of this vital sector of the U.S. economy.

The CRI/CyManII partnership is in response to the sharp rise in the number of cyber attacks targeting small and medium-sized manufacturers. The pilot is based on the CRI’s Cyber Readiness Program (CRP), which is designed to assist small and medium-sized businesses in improving their cybersecurity risk management and their ability to respond and recover from a cybersecurity incident.

What to do in the Program

The Program focuses on human behavior with information on key cyber issues and transitions into a plan for implementation. Cyber Leaders in the manufacturing sector are led through two stages sequentially, to build a foundation of understanding, and then turn that knowledge into action.

Please see below details on each stage to complete. Please contact the CRI team at with any questions or requests for access.

Benefits of the Cyber Readiness Program

The Cyber Readiness Program is designed to be clear and accessible for SMEs regardless of size, technical expertise, and industry sector. Designed in collaboration with cyber experts from leading organizations, the Program focuses on human behavior. The Program helps a designated Cyber Leader develop and implement cyber readiness policies throughout the organization. From checklists to policy templates and training materials, Cyber Leaders have everything they need to engage their workforce and build a cyber ready organization. The Program only requires a few short weeks and very minimal technical expertise to complete.

What to Expect

Requires ~1 hour per week for 6 weeks

Proceed at your own pace

Requires only basic computer knowledge

Certificates upon completion

Videos and written tutorials

Talk to Coach

Completely free resource

Immediately actionable

Apple Supplier Cyber Readiness Screen

Please reach out to CRI team at with any questions or request for acces.