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In the past decade, global business has experienced substantial growth; the manufacturing industry has played a large role in this expansion. Growth of the manufacturing industry, increased intelligence of manufacturing equipment, plus connectivity of equipment and software within and among companies has increased the probability of attacks and threats to these systems. Security infrastructure technologies in the manufacturing industry have not kept pace with the technological advancements that spurred the industry’s growth. A course is being designed at Purdue University to provide the working professional with knowledge in the integration of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (including biometrics) into the manufacturing environment. This paper discusses the issues and challenges facing the manufacturing industry and how these are incorporated into the curriculum design.