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Adopting Cybersecurity Protocols in Manufacturing

Manufacturing was not spared from disruption the past few years — in fact, this industry was among the hardest hit as COVID-19 ground some plants to a halt amid supply chain interruptions, ongoing shortages, and shipping delays. It’s vital that manufacturing leaders protect against cybersecurity threats to prevent further disruptions to productivity and work. 

In early 2022, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported on the status of NIST framework adoption by critical infrastructure sectors — including manufacturing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity provides standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity risks. According to this report, critical manufacturing sectors have not taken steps to determine framework adoption.

Turn to a Trusted Partner

As companies in manufacturing advance cybersecurity awareness and take action to protect vital assets to ensure economic viability, InfoSystems can help. InfoSystems leaders bring decades of experience assessing an enterprise’s overall cybersecurity and IT systems and creating strategic plans for growth and security.

> Navigate NIST frameworks with an experienced team. InfoSystems assists companies across industries in achieving and maintaining various NIST compliances for government and non-governmental enterprises. 

> Pursue IT optimization that may be required to streamline systems and protect data. Artificial intelligence and process automation can improve efficiencies, streamline processes, and reduce errors while freeing up human resources. Consider cloud security for manufacturing and other InfoSystems solutions optimized for this industry’s specific needs.

> Build a plan for when a security breach happens, not if a security breach will occur. Data security is required at every level of manufacturing, and with ransomware attacks on the rise, industry leaders need a comprehensive plan. Incident response programs ensure leaders have the tools to navigate cybersecurity breaches. 

> Embed training and practice. Empower employees at every level with knowledge and training about preventing a data breach. InfoSystems teams lead simulated phishing attacks and penetration testing to demonstrate valuable tools and prevent cybersecurity attacks. 

Let InfoSystems implement cybersecurity compliance at your manufacturing enterprise. Contact us today to get started.

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