Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky observed that the network security and manufacturing sectors spent very little on cybersecurity systems when compared to other sectors. Quoted from the Managing Director Kaspersky Asia Pacific, Stephan Neumeier said that information technology security funds for manufacturing are still less than the funds issued by financial institutions, such as banks.
Globally, based on data from Kaspersky B2B IT Security Risks in 2019, the funds spent by the manufacturing sector for cybersecurity amounted to 9 million dollars in the 2018-2019 period. Compared to the banking sector, during that period, institutions spent an average of $ 22 million on cybersecurity. Meanwhile, the health sector spent 17 million dollars. Yet if it is explored again, the manufacturing industry itself cannot be separated from the threat of cyber attacks.
The manufacturing industry is an industry that involves many people in its business processes, so the security risk in this industrial network is very large. The lack of knowledge of network security for each employee is one of the factors in the opportunity for network security attacks, this is a big PR for management to make their network infrastructure secure.
Because if their network is successfully breached, the impact will be very big for business operations, production activities can be disrupted and even stop completely, so that it will be very detrimental to the company.
The following are some of the risk threats that can occur in the manufacturing industry:
theft In stealing data, hackers usually use malware where the malware infects employee or customer databases to then retrieve personal data to be misused by the perpetrator, usually the perpetrator makes purchases on behalf of the victim with the data- data that was stolen.
Phishing has the same goal, namely to steal sensitive data from the victim, the perpetrator usually sends a fake email as if it were an official email and directs the victim to fill in their personal data. Apart from via email, in some cases phishing also used a fake webpage as if it were an official website, so that the victim was deceived.
- DDoS attack DDoS
attack aims to paralyze the company’s network infrastructure, the perpetrator will flood traffic and sessions towards the network so that network equipment utilization increases to the limit until the device does not function normally.
- Hacking of corporate webs
Hacking of corporate webs is one of the most common attacks, it seriously harms the company and damages the company’s reputation in the eyes of the public.
These security risks can be avoided by increasing security on the corporate network, one of the first steps is to recruit an IT team that understands network security, the next step is to educate every employee on the importance of maintaining personal data security and steps to avoid cyber attacks.
However, this certainly takes a lot of time and energy, the focus of management is split, which previously only focused on business development, now must focus on securing the company’s network infrastructure, so that this does not happen, leave everything to Netdata’s Security Solution, Netdata can provide solutions to your company’s network security issues and conduct monitoring of the network infrastructure 24 hours by the Netdata NOC team.
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