Cybersecurity Designed for Electrical Manufacturing
Connect and automate operations - securely.
Understand the network and secure the Internet of things (IoT)
Know what’s on your network, including OT and IT devices, vulnerabilities and malware
Stay ahead of threat actors and stop them from disrupting operations
Augment your IT team with affordable, managed cybersecurity services
Keep internal IT teams focused on strategic initiatives while Nuspire monitors and responds to cybersecurity threats
As electric manufacturers pursue initiatives to connect and automate operations,
they can unknowingly open the door to threat actors.
Manufacturers’ operations were affected by a cyber incident in the past 12 months.
Major cyber risks included:
- Unauthorized access
- Operational disruption
- Intellectual property theft
Another study identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities, data security and intellectual
property theft as manufacturers’ No. 1 concern.
Of the 922 recent incidents,
were financially motivated
focused on espionage
Like other types of manufacturers, organizations that manufacture electrical equipment,
appliances and electrical components are not immune to cyber threats. Many manufacturing
facilities are not designed with security in mind. And, now that IoT has bridged the gap
between OT and IT, factories and plants are susceptible to a variety of malicious actors and
cybercriminals. Protecting operations is of the utmost importance so manufacturers must
prioritize security and protect critical assets by:
In order to protect your manufacturing facility, you must know all of the assets in your threat landscape. The best
next step is to understand what threats are specifically targeting the manufacturing industry so you can put
strategies in place to protect your organization. Nuspire’s proprietary threat intelligence tells us that the current
top threats to manufacturers are:
Generally targets computers connected to factory
production lines. Given the cost of a disruption,
manufacturers are likely to pay the asking price.
Gains access to file systems that store sensitive data or IP
by taking advantage of cybersecurity holes in user-supplied
file names that aren’t validated or sanitized.
Command line programs that scan and find
web pages to exploit.
Targets vulnerable web applications and injects malicious
scripts into web pages for the purpose of stealing data or
getting control of the systems behind the applications.
Remote code execution attempts
Leverage administrator privileges to execute code
remotely via system vulnerabilities. After gaining
administrative access, attackers can reach a server
and all the information on it.
Nuspire analysts track numerous attack methods including spear phishing, insider threats, distributed
denial-of-service (DDoS), cyber spying and adware. Fortunately, there are proven and often easy to implement
remedies to identify and stop determined assailants.
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