The rise of digital technologies brings a new level of cyber complexity to factories. Does the manufacturing industry have adequate cybersecurity programs in place to prepare for these expanded risks?
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Today’s manufacturing cyber landscape
The Fourth Industrial Revolution heralds an era of tremendous potential for innovation and growth. It also brings new risks and challenges. And this might be most evident in today’s manufacturing cyber landscape.
Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) have been formally studying cybersecurity in manufacturing and the associated risks since 2016. The 2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study revealed a number of risks relative to smart factory initiatives, from operational to financial and strategic to compliance. Forty-eight percent of manufacturers surveyed identified operational risks, which include cybersecurity, as the greatest danger to smart factory initiatives. With the interconnectedness of the smart factory technologies, cyber threats are among the most prevalent, as smart factory environments expose people, technology, physical processes, and intellectual property to these risks.
This report explores a few key questions raised by the current risk landscape:
Organizations should consider these steps when beginning to build an effective manufacturing cybersecurity program: