Take steps to reduce the risks of cyberattacks

Published
October 24, 2023 - 03:00pm
NCMS Cyberattack whitepaper

Manufacturing is one of the top industries targeted by cyberattacks, but there are specific steps that companies can take to reduce the risk of these attacks, according to a new white paper.

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has released a white paper promoting cybersecurity best practices that will improve the security of the entire industrial base. 

The white paper, “Addressing Cybersecurity Threats and Safeguarding the Manufacturing Sector,” is written by Kyle Saleeby, Ph.D., Research Staff at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, and NCMS Executive Vice President, Business Development and Programs Rebecca Taylor.  

“Manufacturing is one of the top industries targeted by cyberattacks,” said Taylor. “This white paper identifies specific steps that companies can take to reduce the risk of cyberattacks, improve resiliency, and accelerate the return to normal operations after an attack occurs.”  

Taylor said the paper features the most up-to-date research on the evolving global cybersecurity threat landscape. It focuses in particular on the challenges and needs of small and medium enterprises. The white paper outlines the most common types of cyberattacks and provides a range of solutions that organizations can take to evaluate and upgrade their cybersecurity. 

“This white paper is part of NCMS’s broader Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, which convenes technical experts in operational technology and cybersecurity to help companies identify, mitigate, and close security and resilience gaps,” said Taylor. “In response to new and complex cybersecurity demands, NCMS is dedicated to helping manufacturers develop robust systems to ensure uninterrupted production.”

To view and download the white paper, click here.

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