Macomb County Industry 4.0 Workshop To Focus On Cybersecurity

Mt. Clemens, MI - Increased connectivity and increased communications mean an increase in outside threats. Businesses must carefully consider the security implications to have a successful Industry 4.0 journey, since protecting against threats is a full-time job.

Cybersecurity is therefore the focus of the fifth and final Industry 4.0 workshop presented by Macomb County Planning and Economic Development and in partnership with the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights. The workshop will take place Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at Velocity (6633 18 Mile Road).

Attendees will learn how to stay protected and benefit from the implementation of the pillars of Industry 4.0. The workshop will cover the identification and management of security risks, protection of assets, detection of potential threats and the proper ways to respond to an incident.

The keynote speaker is Michelle M. Matte, an information systems security engineer at the U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center. Panelists include Jeff Smith from Dynics, Raj Patel from SensCy, Karen Kiewski from Systems X and Veronica Baginski, a cybersecurity specialist.

A light breakfast will be served with ample time for networking and visiting with exhibitors that offer related products and services. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

The cybersecurity workshop is the fifth in a series of five offered by MCPED in 2023. The first event, held in February, discussed cloud computing and the Internet of Things. The second event in April focused on big data. The third event in June focused on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), and the fourth workshop in August discussed 3D printing, advanced robotics and automation.

Each of the workshops addresses individual I4.0 pillars and how interconnectivity, automation and real-time data can be implemented into a facility. To learn more about the past workshop presentations, go to

About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive.  Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents.  The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security.  For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit:

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