Manufacturing Cybersecurity Issues and What to Do About Them

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NYC area cybersecurity consultant reviews common manufacturing cybersecurity issues, including out-of-date systems and supply chain headaches—in a new article from eMazzanti Technologies

Manufacturing Cybersecurity Issues
Manufacturing has become an attractive target because difficult-to-patch systems leave vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit. And disruptions to the supply chain make manufacturers more likely to pay ransoms.

A NYC area manufacturing cybersecurity consultant reviews current manufacturing cybersecurity issues in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article first asserts that manufacturing cybersecurity issues such as aging systems and supply chain vulnerabilities open the door for malicious actors.

The author then examines the issues, citing the continued use of Windows XP by manufacturers as evidence that systems are not kept up to date. He then reviews supply chain problems, including hacker’s exploitation of remote access and the trust organizations have for companies in their supply chain. He concludes by listing seven recommendations to improve manufacturing cybersecurity.

“Manufacturing has become an attractive target because difficult-to-patch systems leave vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit,” stated Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “And disruptions to the supply chain make manufacturers more likely to pay ransoms.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Manufacturing Cybersecurity Issues and What to Do About Them.”

“A recent report from IBM indicates that manufacturing took over as the most attacked industry in 2021.”

Supply Chains Create Possible Back Doors

Supply chains have been causing headaches in recent years for several reasons. In terms of cybersecurity, an interconnected supply chain gives attackers multiple points of possible entry into the corporate network.”

Solutions to Address Manufacturing Cybersecurity Issues

“Keep systems up to date – Implement a patch management system, beginning. with a thorough inventory of existing systems. Wherever possible, apply security patches without delay. When a device does not allow for updates, isolate it from the main network to reduce risk of infection.”

“Segment your network – Breaking the network into smaller segments reduces risk by limiting lateral access within the organization. It also allows the security team to implement network access controls and appropriate security measures more easily.”

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Manufacturing Cybersecurity Experts

The manufacturing cybersecurity experts at eMazzanti provide the essential tools and expertise necessary to secure manufacturing operations. Beginning with a security assessment to identify vulnerabilities, they will tailor a cybersecurity solution to the organization’s needs and budget.

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