Cyberthreats are increasing for manufacturers, especially because of the advanced level of technology that governs processes and activities. A notable example is the recent cybercrime uncovered at Tesla. An employee there was offered $1 million to insert malware into Tesla’s network systems. Fortunately, the employee alerted the company and the FBI, and the threat was avoided.
High-profile companies are not the only targets of cyberattacks today—threats such as this example are unfortunately becoming more common among manufacturing companies of all sizes. Small to midsize companies are especially vulnerable in three key areas.
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