White Paper The Biggest Manufacturing Cybersecurity Threats (and How to Prevent Them)

Organizational structures exist for good reason, but manufacturers may want to rethink the traditional “wall” between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Why? Because separating IT and OT from a security perspective is an obstacle to protecting the business.

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Historically, manufacturers have isolated and air gapped OT to secure machines and systems that don’t typically have built-in security controls. Unfortunately, air gapping isn’t realistic in this time of Industry 4.0, smart factories, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT). These initiatives, along with remote access needs driven by the pandemic, are chipping away at the wall and creating potential vulnerabilities. At the same time, threat actors are attempting to capitalize on OT vulnerabilities to disrupt production lines and/or steal intellectual property (IP).

By understanding manufacturing-specific threats, you can defend OT with appropriate security controls.

Download our insightful white paper to learn about top attack methods and steps you can take to thwart malicious activity.

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