Manufacturing


  • IIoT smart factories are leaving doors open for cyber attacks

    November 14, 2018

    IIoT might bring benefits in productivity, efficiency, and accountability in manufacturing, but it’s also making companies more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The industrial internet of things (IIoT)— the digital ‘mesh’ of interconnected sensors at the backbone of today’s ‘smart factories’— is steadily revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Integrating IIoT technology into manufacturing means a stream of real-time data ...

  • German manufacturers lose $50B to cyber attacks, SMBs at greatest risk

    September 14, 2018

    Two-thirds of German manufacturers have faced cyberattacks, racking up $50 billion in costs, according to a Bitkom survey released on Thursday. Acting as Europe’s largest economy, Germany has recently been a hot bed for cyber criminals. Bitkom surveyed 503 managers and security chiefs from Germany’s entire manufacturing sector, determining SMBs—the economy’s main backbone—to be the most ...

  • Manufacturing a Top Target for Espionage

    August 8, 2018

    When it comes to cyberattack-related reconnaissance and lateral movement activity, the manufacturing industry exhibits higher than normal rates. That’s according to Vectra’s 2018 Spotlight Report on Manufacturing, which crunched data from more than 4 million devices and workloads from customer cloud, data center and enterprise environments. It determined that attackers who evade perimeter security at factories ...

  • How to Protect Tomorrow’s Critical Infrastructure?

    July 6, 2018

    Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning! This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Critical infrastructure facilities, whether power or nuclear plants, national ...