While manufacturers and distributors face mounting cybersecurity risks, some are not doing enough to address the issue. Only one-third of manufacturers and distributors conduct penetration testing on an annual basis – leaving their intellectual property and corporate information vulnerable to attacks.
According to Cutler, “Manufacturers and distributors, like companies in other industries, face mounting cybersecurity risks. Most manufacturers do not do enough to address the issue and protect intellectual property and sensitive data and information. Warding off cyber threats, including cyberespionage, is a top corporate priority across industries, but manufacturers and distributors a doing a poor job protecting patents, designs and formulas, as well as private company and employee information.”
Cutler anticipates the increasing challenges of cybersecurity will rank among the top three issues of North American manufacturers who are increasing utilizing a global supply chain. This multinational sourcing process drives the need to proactively assess risk profile and take necessary steps to address weaknesses. Less than five percent (5%) of all U.S. manufacturers conduct ongoing vulnerability scanning to protect against new threats.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.
Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,500 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 5,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. He is also the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen of industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and thousands follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler
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