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.