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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 585: Cyber Security for Manufacturers – Before Disaster Strikes

Ken Fanger, President of On Technology Partners, discusses actions manufacturers need to take now to avoid a cyber security breach and possibly being put out of business by a ransomware attack. Sixty percent of SME’s never recover from a ransomware attack, and end up closing their doors.

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Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Ken Fanger

Ken Fanger, president of On Technology Partners and a CMMC-RP, has over 30 years of experience specializing in cybersecurity and information technology systems management and design, and project management.

Although his current focus is on the manufacturing sector, he has also worked in pharmaceutical, legal, medical, nonprofit, and government fields. With his technical background, he is able to assess an organization’s current and desired states, and plan for the necessary adjustments to get the organization to where they want to be, designing systems for redundancy, security, and resilience.

His MBA in Operations Management enables him to understand work/process flow, while allowing him to develop strategies for an organization’s future.

As a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Registered Practitioner (CMMC-RP), he is adept at understanding compliance standards and helping organizations balance their time, budgets, and capabilities on the road to meeting those standards.

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