In the era of Industry 4.0, there has been increasing adoption of smart manufacturing technologies by organizations looking to improve their manufacturing efficiency. While this has provided plenty of benefits, such as enhanced productivity at lower costs, it has also introduced new attack vectors that can be exploited by threat actors looking to gain a foothold in or move laterally across smart manufacturing facilities.
Smart manufacturing systems are designed to be isolated from the corporate network and the outside world. Nevertheless, there is the possibility that attackers will use other, more unconventional methods to compromise systems.
Source: Trend Micro