As manufacturers pursue initiatives to connect and automate operations, they can unknowingly open the door to threat actors. In fact, 4 in 10 manufacturers indicated their operations were affected by a cyber incident in the past 12 months, and major cyber risks included unauthorized access, operational disruption and intellectual property theft. Another study identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities, data security and intellectual property theft as manufacturers’ No. 1 concern. Of the 922 recent incidents, 73% were financially motivated and 27% focused on espionage.
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.