The Manufacturing sector has seen an increase in incidents and breaches, with Crimeware being the main culprit. Whether it’s a nation-state trying to determine what their adversary is doing, or a member of a startup who wants to get ahead of the competition, there’s lots of valuable data for attackers to steal in this industry.
How the bad guys break in
A main approach of attackers in this industry is to obtain your password, infiltrate your network, download software, then capture data. Ransomware remains a present danger as well, accounting for 23% of malware used in incidents.
More than one way to steal credentials
Web App attacks are dominated by the use of stolen credentials to compromise a variety of web apps used in enterprise. Sometimes these credentials are obtained via malicious links served up in successful phishing attacks, sometimes they’re obtained via desktop sharing and sometimes it’s unclear how the victim is infected.
Watch out for privilege misuse
Internal threats can come from someone who has legitimate access but uses their privileges nefariously, or employees who simply mishandle data, like sending company data via personal email or uploading on a cloud drive to work from home. Make sure that your staff is well versed in company policies.
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Explore the results of the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and see what patterns emerged across the thousands of security incidents, from companies both big and small.
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