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Manufacturing Organizations Struggle to Address Industrial Cybersecurity

by Jared Weiner | 01/07/2019


Cybersecurity is particularly critical for industrial systems due to the potentially life-threatening consequences of system failures as compared to other classes of connected systems. Combined with the financial and operational implications of stopped manufacturing lines—lost production, scheduling delays, scrap, overhead—the consequences of even a temporary disruption can be disastrous. While manufacturers and automation suppliers alike have become increasingly mindful of industrial cybersecurity concerns, the skill and effectiveness of industrial organizations in addressing these concerns remain a work in progress:

Manufacturing Organizations Struggle to Address Industrial Cybersecurity

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