US Manufacturers Targeted By Hackers

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The latest report from Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) together with MForesight, a federally-funded consortium for the U.S. manufacturing industry says that US Manufacturers are prime targets for cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage. The report entitled, “Cybersecurity for Manufacturers,” is calling for the government and industry to collaborate on an effective cybersecurity framework to safeguard against any future major attacks on this sector. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below.

Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:

 “In the past, the manufacturing sector has been concerned about cyberattacks that aim to extract intellectual property such as engineering information, formulas, or other proprietary data that might be the target of industrial espionage.  However, recent attacks on a wide range of industries have raised concern about the resiliency and reliability of the supply chain that is critical to manufacturing operations and to other aspects of national security, such as military equipment and supplies.  Now manufacturers have join the ranks of other critical infrastructure industries taking steps to secure not only their intellectual property, but also their operational systems and industrial control systems (ICS) that comprise the foundation of production line operations.  Leading edge companies are using technologies that apply artificial intelligence and machine learning for real-time detection and response to cyber-attacks.  The frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks targeting manufacturing is likely to accelerate. Fortunately, the latest technological advances are giving manufacturers the tools to help detect and remediate their operations amid an escalating threat landscape.”

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