According to the NIST, Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMM) are one of the biggest targets of cyberattacks in recent times. Cybercriminals from all over the world are seeking your company information including employee and customer records, banking and financial data, and access to larger networks. Small manufacturers face additional risks since they are often seen as an easy entry point into larger businesses and government agencies. With limited resources and budgets, small manufacturers need cybersecurity guidance, solutions, and training that is practical, actionable, cost-effective and helps manage their cybersecurity risks.
Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers
SMMs often have more to lose than larger manufacturers because a cyber event — whether due to a hacker, natural disaster or business resource loss — can have a major impact. SMMs are often less prepared to handle these types of events. But because SMMs often have less complex operational needs and IT infrastructure, they may be able to take steps to detect and recover from a cybersecurity incident quickly. It is vitally important that you consider how to protect your business before an incident occurs.
If you are a small or medium-sized manufacturer, your network and your business can be at risk, and in many instances, victims do not know about it for many weeks or months. To learn more about the potential threats and how to protect your company you can download the Manufacturer’s Guide to Cyber Security.
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