Cyberattacks directed at manufacturing could shut your operation down and ruin your brand

Doing something now is better than getting it perfect later, says Rebecca Taylor, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.


Most companies remain woefully unprepared to respond to a cyber attack like ransomware or malware, let alone be proactive and build a strong defence, Taylor said. Taylor addressed the diverse manufacturing crowd at Automation World’s Automation Conference in Chicago, May 22-23 in Chicago.

Forty percent of manufacturers recently polled reported having a chief cybersecurity officer, and even fewer had a special chief for manufacturing cybersecurity, reported Taylor. The two are different, and specifically protecting your manufacturing assets from attacks is vital.

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