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Common Cyber-security Solutions for Manufacturers

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in many employers and organisations having to rely more heavily on technological solutions to maintain operations. While technology can be a great asset for a wide variety of organisations, it must also be understood how increased use of technology can result in additional exposures related to cyber-security.

According to research by Make UK published in May, 47 per cent of all manufacturers in Great Britain experienced a cyber-attack in the previous 12 months. Of those organisations, 63 per cent reported that the cyber-incident resulted in costs of over £5,000. Another 22 per cent reported costs between £5,000 and £25,000.

Further research has revealed that approximately one-eighth of UK manufacturers are avoiding adopting digital solutions due to concerns about potential cyber-attacks. However, while these concerns have hindered the implementation of technology for some organisations, approximately 87 per cent reported being confident in their current cyber-security measures.

When surveyed by Make UK, the most common cyber-security solutions that manufacturers reported utilising were:

  • Antivirus software
  • Firewalls
  • Network-wide system and software updates
  • Controlled access to data and systems
  • Cyber-security measures for electronic devices and software

Furthermore, 52 per cent of organisations reported that they had obtained insurance cover for losses related to a cyber-incident.

Taking the time to understand what precautions are being taken by other manufacturers may help organisations protect themselves from cyber-crime. For more cyber-security guidance and information, contact us today.

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