The manufacturing sector touches all aspects of our lives. From the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, to the electronics we can’t live without, manufacturing helps make our lifestyle possible. For manufacturers to maintain their competitive edge, they are connecting their network-based smart Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices that can collect and transmit vital manufacturing information for real-time analysis from anywhere in the operational technology (OT) environment. This has increased productivity and helped manufacturers gain efficiencies across the board. However, as these machines become more connected via the internet, new opportunities for cyberattacks have increased ten-fold.  

The NCCoE is working alongside manufacturing stakeholders and technology innovators to develop practical example solutions to address the sector’s more pressing cybersecurity challenges. 

Security Guidance

Building a Metrology Exchange to Innovate in Semiconductors (METIS)

There is an immediate need to make NIST research funded through the CHIPS Metrology Program available in a manner that guards intellectual property, protects U.S. security interests, is aligned with the approach used by NIST for access to research results, and is self-sustaining to meet future needs. Establishing a data exchange ecosystem will meet that need, giving stakeholders access to CHIPS Metrology research results and serving to catalyze breakthroughs in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

NIST CHIPS 1000-2 ipd is open for public comment until January 31, 2024.

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Supplemental Resources

From NIST's Manufacturing Innovation Blog, read the recent post, "Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector: Reduce Data Integrity Breaches with NIST SP 1800-10."

The final version of NISTIR 8419 Blockchain and Related Technologies to Support Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability: Needs and Industry Perspectives has been released. This publication explores the issues that surround traceability, the role that blockchain and related technologies may be able to play to improve traceability, and several industry case studies of efforts in use today.

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A Community of Interest (COI) is a group of professionals and advisors who share business insights, technical expertise, challenges, and perspectives to guide NCCoE projects. COIs often include experts, innovators, and everyday users of cybersecurity and privacy technologies. Share your expertise and consider becoming a member of this project's COI. 

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A Look Inside the NCCoE's Manufacturing Lab

Step inside the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE’s) Manufacturing Sector Cybersecurity Lab and learn what we’re working on to develop practical example solutions to address the sector’s more pressing cybersecurity challenges.