After the recent spate of international cyber attacks left some multinational manufacturing organisations grinding to a halt, cyber security has become a prominent concern once again for business leaders around the world.

With the digitalisation and automation of manufacturing becoming more and more prevalent it is not surprising that companies are taking increased precautions to secure their data and IT platforms. But like most security features, cyber security strategies can only be effective if we understand what makes us so vulnerable to attack in the first place. What exactly are the criminals after?

The article below by The Manufacturer highlights four key areas that make the manufacturing industry particularly susceptible to cyber attacks and explains the damaging consequences these can have on a business. 

Hopefully, by understanding the relevant causes and effects of cyber attacks, you can implement suitable cyber security strategies to limit the threat of attack and minimalise the damaging output an attack could have on your manufacturing operation.