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The manufacturing industry is a crucial sector that plays a foundational role in today’s economic and technological innovations. According to the Department of Homeland Security, manufacturing is one of America’s critical infrastructure industries and the world. Other sectors include health, energy, transportation, defense industrial base, water, food and agriculture, autonomous vehicles, communications, and satellites.
The manufacturing industry relies heavily on technology. Therefore, you should know that one of the biggest risks manufacturers face is cybersecurity. It would help understand why cybersecurity is a risk, the threats cybersecurity poses, how to prevent and manage these risks, and get IT support.
In Chicagoland, you can rely on LeadingIT to help you assess, manage, and respond to cybersecurity threats.
Cybersecurity threats can affect us in different ways and can be realized because of a few factors. The following factors make cybersecurity a top risk in your manufacturing firm include:
Cybersecurity threats manifest in various ways. It would help to understand each of the threats to learn how to prevent and manage them.
The Following Are Some Of The Cybersecurity Threats Manufacturers Are Likely To Experience:
Phishing is a fraudulent act of acquiring sensitive information to your organization like credit card details, passwords, and usernames. Cybercriminals usually trick you into revealing your sensitive information via email. You will find these emails very convincing because they have elements like letterheads to prove their legitimacy. However, you will notice that these emails address a general audience rather than you specifically. We come across terms like ‘Dear valued customer.’
Identity theft involves acquiring and using someone’s personal information illegally to obtain illegal access or sensitive information. Cybercriminals can use identity theft to access a manufacturer’s sensitive information like their customer database. You should know that identity theft can occur on both your employees and customers.
The European Union Networked Information Security Agency recognizes information leaks or intellectual property theft as a cybersecurity risk on its own. Your organization can experience information leaks from internal sources, which include employees or external hackers. Information leaks can cause you to lose your competitive advantage.
We earlier noted that phishing is a fraudulent way of acquiring general information. Therefore it has general targets. On the other hand, spear phishing targets a particular individual or department in your company. For example, your employee could receive a phishing email that seems to come from the respective boss requesting logging in the information. However, as the boss or CEO, you would have this information, which makes the email a spear-phishing threat.
Spam is a persistent issue because spam mail may contain malware, and they never stop coming. Your team may dedicate some time to sort through spam mail, but it only decreases their productivity. Sometimes we tend to delegate the sorting to an automated service. However, automation can cause us to miss a genuine message from suppliers or customers.
Physical damage of cyber equipment can also make a manufacturer realize effects like stopping operations or faulty products. It can occur by accident or through malicious intent.
Cybercriminals can also get illegal access to your webpages and compromise them. Compromised web pages can have a significant impact on your reputation.
Your Website Is Compromised If:
You can use various methods to prevent and manage the various cybersecurity threats you face as a manufacturer. They include:
LeadingIT offers 24/7, all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support for nonprofits, manufacturers, schools, accounting firms, religious organizations, government, and law offices with 10-200 employees across the Chicagoland area.
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