In an increasingly competitive business environment, information is a manufacturer’s most important asset. From product designs to financial data to customer lists, businesses must protect their critical information from threats at home and abroad. The loss of unprotected data can cost a manufacturer its competitive edge and create problems that take years to repair.
Manufacturers of all sizes are going digital, yet smaller manufacturers are more likely to be targeted because they are viewed as easy entry points into larger manufacturing chains. It’s time to make cybersecurity part of the manufacturing organization culture, instead of relegating it to an IT issue.