COVID-19 created spikes and shortages in supply and demand across the global manufacturing industry.
For only the third time, Interpol issued a security warning of a significant rise in cybercriminal activity. The vast majority of these cyber attacks targeted healthcare and global manufacturing ecosystems, specifically industrial targets during the pandemic.
Although many supply chain and warehouse management leaders recognize IoT and OT technology benefits, they’re rightfully concerned about adopting them as a part of their modernization strategies. OT technology has the potential for tremendous positive impact, but without the right cybersecurity framework, it can cause potentially irreversible financial, legal, and reputational damage to global manufacturing enterprises.
The mass adoption of cloud-based technologies and remote working technologies has increased security vulnerabilities, making it critical to consolidate access management and security roles to ensure that what matters is secure. Centralizing access and visibility can help global manufacturing leaders reduce costs and gain more visibility into who is accessing what, when, and on which device.
To learn how Industry 4.0 is coming to fruition through OT technology and why attacks on R&D environments are on the upswing, and what you can do about it, download The State of Cybersecurity Report.