Cyber Security for Manufacturing
Manufacturing is under increasing threat from foreign state actors as well as malicious actors seeking ransom or other financial gain. Whether state actors are seeking to steal critical IP or sensitive defense designs, or for-profit-hackers are distributing ransomware, manufacturing leaders face a growing threat.
The IP loss has been significant in cases as public as the F-35. And the financial implications have risen into the hundreds of millions from ransomware such as Wannacry.
Further, the implications for both discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing are catastrophic if operational technology systems are attacked. With Industry 4.0 on the rise, integrated software and production capabilities are at an even higher risk than ever before.
The cyber security challenges for the manufacturing industry are significant and include:
- Foreign actor security threats are on the rise
- Increased compliance and regulatory requirements for health and safety in manufacturing
- Distributed, multi-vendor control systems
- Challenging network architectures and varied access
- Continuous pressure on cost and resources
- Sensitive systems that require 5 9’s of uptime and limited windows for systems management
- Lack of knowledgeable resources to secure and maintain systems over time
- Spam and phishing attempts
Verve built the Verve Security Center and our services with direct customer feedback to address these challenges. The Verve Security Center provides turnkey security – from asset inventory through to vulnerability management, detection and incident response. Our services organization has deep experience supporting our IT and OT customers bring the best of both worlds together to secure these highly sensitive systems.
Our manufacturing customers use us as a trusted advisor along their cyber security journey. We proudly serve a range of manufacturing industries in both discrete and process categories including automotive, consumer goods, aerospace, food processing, pulp & paper, materials, metals and mining.