The rise of digital technologies brings a new level of cyber complexity to factories. Does the manufacturing industry have adequate cyber security programs in place to prepare for these expanded risks?
The newest chapter in industrial development, commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, heralds an era of tremendous potential for innovation and growth. It also brings with it new risks and challenges. Nowhere might this be more apparent than in the manufacturing cyber landscape. The rise of digital technologies and global interconnectivity marks a new level of complexity. Cyber security is no longer limited to certain aspects of operations or certain people; rather, it is everywhere, likely in places manufacturing leaders haven’t considered. Every employee, every partner, every electronic device, piece of machinery, or finished product brings with it the potential for cyber risk. And many manufacturers could be underprepared for its potential impact.