Cyber espionage is one of the most significant threats to manufacturing companies. Yet many companies ignore this danger and do not take nearly enough steps to prevent manufacturing cyber security breaches.
The manufacturing sector is the chief target of cyber espionage. In 2019, cyber criminals launched more attacks on manufacturing cyber security than on any other industry.
Cyber espionage is a critical threat. It is not easy to detect and requires special capabilities to manage and mitigate. No business is immune to it, either. Even small manufacturers are targets if they have valuable proprietary information or are part of a complex supply chain.
To secure businesses—even small ones—against manufacturing cyber security breaches, one must understand why the threat of cyber espionage is so serious, why it is hard to defend against, and what manufacturing companies can do to protect themselves against cyber spies.