MHI Launches a Cybersecurity Workshop for September

Friday, May 17, 2024

In recognition of the growing importance of cybersecurity for the supply chain, MHI is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Workshop on September 17 at its office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Due to the supply chain’s centrality to national infrastructure, the industry’s ability to adapt and strengthen defenses against cyber threats is critical.

The MHI Cybersecurity Workshop will impart insights into the challenges posed by today's complex cyber environment, covering topics from cutting-edge threat intelligence to effective incident response. The training will be facilitated by the following leading cybersecurity strategists:

Chris Finan: A Cybersecurity Entrepreneur and former White House Cybersecurity Official, Finan has founded, advised, and served in executive leadership positions in a variety of early-stage and growth-stage cybersecurity companies. While previously serving as the Director for Cybersecurity Legislation and Policy on the National Security Council, Finan spearheaded the Executive Order that directed the development of the NIST cybersecurity framework. He began his career as a Pilot and Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Air Force.

Robert Knake: is the Principal at Orkestrel, LLC, a boutique cybersecurity firm. He previously served as Deputy National Cyber Director at the White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director. In that role, he led the development of the National Cybersecurity Strategy and oversaw federal cybersecurity spending. Earlier in his career, Knake served as a Director on the National Security Council.  In addition to his government service, Knake has worked as a cybersecurity consultant and advisor to enterprises, startups, and cybersecurity firms. He has also published best-selling books about cyber threats.

The workshop will include a simulated cyber-attack and response. Additionally, attendees will receive a takeaway Executive Guide to Cybersecurity to help them craft a comprehensive cybersecurity program for their company.

The MHI Cybersecurity Workshop will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET on September 17. Space is limited to 40 participants. A discounted price is available for MHI and WERC members. Teams of two or more will save 20% off their registration fees. Attendees can register at Questions about the program can be directed to Rebecca Woods, Director of Talent and Development at

About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 1,000 members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their members’ customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX exhibitions to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehousing, distribution, and logistics community.


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