The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), led by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will establish the Texas Manufacturing x Transformation Hub (TxMx Hub), a new facility to accelerate training and strategic collaborations that safeguard installations and transportation assets operated by U.S. public- and private-sector partners. The training facility is the next step in the shared goal of The University of Texas System, UTSA and CyManII to strengthen America’s cybersecurity workforce by upskilling and reskilling workers.

Through the TxMx Hub, CyManII will provide cybersecurity education, training and certifications for the nation’s manufacturers, focusing on cyber-informed, secure-by-design architectures to assist manufacturers statewide in becoming better protected from, and more resilient against, cyberattacks.

The Hub’s efforts will focus on reaching manufacturers in critical sectors such as aerospace, computer hardware, advanced manufacturing, robotics, automobiles and electric vehicles. Initially, it will work with manufacturers to address urgent Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturation Model Certifications (CMMC) as well as other cybersecurity requirements. It will also deliver workforce training to college students, workers, executives, government officials, industry experts and Texas companies.