We Need to Make Smart Manufacturing Safer With Better Cybersecurity

IoT For All
February 8, 2023
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According to data from Duke University's 77th Global Business Outlook Survey, 80 percent of manufacturing firms said their networks had been breached in some way or another. This prevalence warrants a greater effort to expand and invest in cybersecurity.

Manufacturing cybersecurity cannot be an afterthought. These days, it seems easier to count the companies that haven’t been affected by cybercrime than the ones that have. A stunning 80 percent of firms that responded to Duke University’s 77th Global Business Outlook Survey said their networks had been breached for some nefarious end or another.

Whether to steal, tamper with, or ransom sensitive enterprise data, it’s all too easy for hackers to find and exploit unpatched security gaps in modern technology. When that happens to a small business like a contract manufacturer, in 10 percent of cases, that business isn’t able to recover and doesn’t open its doors again. Here’s what smart factory owners need to know about manufacturing cybersecurity.

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