SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Digital manufacturing and cybersecurity institute MXD offered a demo of its new “Cyber Marketplace” in Illinois on Tuesday. It is designed to help companies navigate through setting up security systems.

MXD said that manufacturing is the country’s most attacked industry by hackers.

“As the nation moves to digital files, digital manufacturing has digital files, it’s a lot easier to steal that data if you want to come and attack my business,” said Berardino Baratta, vice president of projects and engineering at MXD.

The new platform will also make it easier for U.S. manufacturers to become approved suppliers to the U.S. Department of Defense.

“As Chair of the Military Economic Development Committee, it is great to see the MxD Cyber Marketplace innovating manufacturers’ relationships with the US government,” said Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. “It is critical that businesses have the tools to reach their full potential. This launch ensures SMMs have the protection from cyber-attacks so they can grow.”