In a new report from accounting and consulting organization BDO USA, LLP, more than nine in 10 manufacturers (92 percent) cite cybersecurity concerns in their SEC disclosures this year. That number is a 44 percent increase from 2013 and now ranks among manufacturers’ top 10 risk factors.
With an increasingly connected manufacturing environment and the increase in cyberattacks, manufacturers need to be proactive in protecting themselves, their supply chain partners and customers. Manufacturers need to protect themselves from insider threats and external attacks, cyber threats as well as operational incidents. Without the necessary controls in place, that encompass both security and deep network visibility, waiting until an attack or incident happens could be a fatal mistake that can have far reaching consequences.
Discussed in this Cybersecurity Webinar:
- The industrial cyber-threats of today and tomorrow.
- What manufacturers need to know about cybersecurity.
- How manufacturers can benefit from comprehensive OT network visibility.
- The steps that companies can take to protect themselves.
About Jim Blaschke, CyberX VP
Jim leads CyberX’s sales and partner management in North America. He brings more than 30 years of sales, business development, channels, OEM partner and marketing experience in technology companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50, including Lockheed Martin/Industrial Defender, GE and Sun Microsystems. Jim’s background includes 10 years bringing ICS and database security solutions to critical infrastructure companies. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.