In 2018, there were 52 significant, publicly reported breaches in the manufacturing sector, in which attackers targeted information pertaining to intellectual property.
The global manufacturing industry is being shaken by a revolution in technology. Cyberattacks are actively targeting the sector, yet the maturity of cyber defense responses is lagging compared to other highly targeted sectors, like healthcare and banking.
This technological sea change—driven by Industry 4.0, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and the need to address operational technology (OT) security—is putting significant pressure on chief information security officers (CISOs) to rapidly assess risks and put in place strategic programs to defend against ever-increasing threats.
We surveyed 211 organizations across six industries and 27 countries for our State of Cybersecurity 2019 report—to get a thorough understanding of the current state of cybersecurity worldwide. This article focuses on the data we gathered from organizations in the manufacturing space, and highlights trends in cybersecurity throughout the industry.