5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing

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Steps to thwart cyber-criminals who increasingly target small business and the manufacturing sector—in a new article from Hoboken’s eMazzanti Technologies.

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According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cyber-Security Report, twenty-eight percent of manufacturers reported losing revenue due to cyber-attacks last year.

A NYC area IT consultant and MSP discusses the cyber-security landscape in small business manufacturing and offers tips to help business leaders fortify their cyber defense in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website.

In the informative article, the company discusses the increased risk arising from today’s hyper-connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT). The article then offers five practical steps that small business manufacturing leaders can follow to implement a pro-active cyber defense.

“Small business leaders must be aware that cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting manufacturing,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Unfortunately, no type or size of business is under the radar.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing.”

“According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cyber-Security Report, twenty-eight percent of manufacturers reported losing revenue due to cyber-attacks last year. Factory floor systems present unique vulnerabilities in protecting technical information. Increased automation and connectivity brings efficiency, but that improved performance comes with a price.”

Pro-active Defense for Small Business Manufacturing

1.    “Know your network—Make sure you are aware of what IoT devices are connected to your network. Apply updates and patches as soon as they are available.”

2.    “Conduct penetration testing—Instead of simply patching vulnerabilities, conduct attack simulations to identify security weaknesses. Prepare for the worst case. Many manufacturers lack sufficient understanding of both current attacks and the limits of the security options available.”

3.    More manufacturing cyber-security tips

Simplifying Cyber-Security

For small business manufacturing, both the security risks and the solutions increase in sophistication daily. To further compound the issue, many small business manufacturers lack sufficient resources to manage these risks. The current cyber-security workforce shortage and the complexity of the risks make effective cyber-security a challenge for many organizations.

Fortunately, the experts at eMazzanti Technologies make it their business to keep abreast of the ever-evolving cyber-security landscape. They provide technologies to detect and block attacks and design multi-layered, proactive cyber defense solutions for manufacturers. Mitigate your risk with 24/7 network monitoring and a host of managed services solutions custom fit to your manufacturing business needs.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list eight years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, 2016 NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the TOP 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or http://www.emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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