Cybersecurity: Understanding the Risks
Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat to U.S. 制造业.
Think A Cyberattack on Your Business Wouldn’t Matter Much? 再想想!
If you think your company isn’t vulnerable to cyberattacks, you need to think again. The notion that information contained on your computers isn’t of any value to anyone or that you wouldn’t be damaged if a hacker penetrated your networks is shortsighted and ill-informed. Imagine if a disgruntled worker erased your payroll records, or a hacker got a hold of all your employees’ social security numbers and direct deposit bank account information, or if a natural disaster destroyed all your business records. The results would be devastating, and you could be exposed to legal liabilities if you don’t have cybersecurity systems in place to protect your networks and computers.
Devastating Impacts from Cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity incidents can have devastating impacts on manufacturing, including:
- Damage to information or information systems.
- Regulatory fines and penalties.
- Down-time or production stoppages.
- Loss of information critical to running your business.
- Damage to your credit and inability to get bank loans.
- The list of cybersecurity risks goes on!
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers Have More to Lose from Cyberattacks.
Larger manufacturing operations have a depth of resources to implement effective cybersecurity measures. With their complex operational and IT systems, bigger shops tend to be better prepared to defend against, detect and recover from a cybersecurity incident quickly. 黑客知道这, and they know that small to medium sized manufacturers are usually less well protected, 使他们成为软目标. 事实上, over 60% of small businesses have experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months, 这样的几率, your business could be next. Whatever the size of your manufacturing business, you need to protect against cyberthreats, and 密苏里州的企业 has valuable resources to help you with cybersecurity at your facility.
密苏里州的企业 is the NIST MEP National Network partner for the state of Missouri, and if you manufacture here, we’re your connection to the National Institute of Technology’s world-class cybersecurity program designed to help small to medium sized manufacturers. 接触 to your local 密苏里州的企业 区域业务经理 to learn more about protecting your business against cyberattacks.