Manufacturing security: Preventing and mitigating cyber attacks

Manufacturing security: Preventing and mitigating cyber attacks

Manufacturing security: Preventing and mitigating cyber attacks

(Internet of Business, 5/18/18)

A lethal cocktail of legacy systems, poor processes, and weak security is putting the manufacturing industry at unnecessary risk of cyber attack. Any assault on the sector, or on an individual company, could have wide-ranging consequences for factories, customers, partners, and the wider economy.

On top of the potential for the theft of valuable data via hostile state-sponsored attacks, industrial espionage, or opportunistic hacks, systems could be taken over and processes interfered with. The economic and employment effects could be damaging.

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