IFCS Presents: Cybersecurity and an Unpredictable Economy
Is your company positioned to defend a cyberattack? How about a sudden economic downturn? If the answer to either of these questions is no, the organizers of ITPS/IFCS say they have two must-attend sessions for you.
Is your company positioned to defend a cyberattack? How about a sudden economic downturn? If the answer to either of these questions is no, the organizers of International ThermProcess Summit (ITPS) and International Finishing & Coatings Summit (IFCS) say they have two must-attend sessions for you.
As manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized, industrial internet hacking is of rising concern to businesses. Learn how the FBI is addressing this significant issue when Chad Hunt, Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Atlanta office, presents “Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Business Secure.”
Chris Kuehl, co-founder and managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, then will tackle economic trends and their impact on manufacturers with his presentation on “Managing in an Unpredictable Economy.” Kuehl has worked with a variety of private clients and professional associations. He also serves as economist for the Chemical Coaters Association and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, and delivers monthly updates on a variety of economic indices that impact manufacturing.
CCAI and Products Finishing are sponsoring the IFCS in conjunction with ITPS July 30–August 1, at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel. For more information about the summits and a complete schedule of events, visit itps-ifcs.com, or call 941-373-1830 with questions.
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Antimicrobial coatings are starting to make an even bigger entry into U.S. homes. More consumer goods manufacturers are offering “germ resistant” surfaces on many household items such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and other appliances and fixtures. A report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. says the U.S. antimicrobial coatings market alone is expected to reach $1 billion by 2015.
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 12, 2012.