The Manufacturing Sector Needs to Protect Against Cyberattacks


Manufacturing continues to be one of the top two industries targeted for cyberattacks. It is a key target because of its’ role in the global supply chain. The industry is vulnerable to the failure of systems, which immediately creates problems in the production and supply chain. Cyberattacks have the potential to shut down production, costing millions of lost revenue and undisputable brand damage.

Manufacturing needs to make cybersecurity their number one priority for 2024. There are several steps a manufacturing company can take to protect themselves against cyberattacks:

  • Regular Security Audits: Performing regular intelligent scanning and security audits can help identify vulnerabilities and security weaknesses in their systems.
  • Asset Inventory: Conduct and maintain inventory of both physical and digital assets and ensure all areas are crawled during automated, regular scans.
  • Implement Safeguards: Ensure reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards are implemented to protect against cyberattacks and ransomware.
  • Establish a security plan: Create a plan to manage risks and vulnerabilities by identifying the most critical and vulnerable assets at each facility.
  • Manage OT: Often, operational technology (OT) gets lost in the world of informational technology (IT). Look specifically at the cyber risk management to OT environments and their connectivity.

Start 2024 on the right path by ensuring you have proper cybersecurity solutions and plan in place to ensure your protection and success in the new year. 2W Tech is a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Let our team of expert IT Consultants evaluate your security solutions landscape and ensure the cybersecurity solutions you are running are the best fit for your organization. We can also help ensure you have a security plan in place that puts your business in the best place possible to not be vulnerable to cyberattacks and ransomware.

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