Experts in UK ‘not surprised’ after nearly half of manufacturers report cyber-attacks

Experts in UK ‘not surprised’ after nearly half of manufacturers report cyber-attacks

(Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 5/15/18)

“Soft target” manufacturers must toughen up to counter ruthless hackers, an expert has said, after nearly half the companies surveyed for a report said they had been victims of cyber crime.

A quarter of the 161 UK firms surveyed lost money or were disrupted as a result of hacks, according to the Cyber Security for Manufacturers report from manufacturers’ organisation the EEF and insurance firm AIG.

Only government systems and the finance sector were targeted more than manufacturing, which is among the least-protected sectors in Britain.

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