Today’s manufacturing industries rely on an increasingly more “connected” process than ever before. Human-monitored machines, tools and process-systems are being updated and augmented to include Internet of Things (IoT) insertions that allow data to be captured and analyzed, resulting in production improvements and increased profit margins.
The increasing inter-connected backend of many manufacturers is helping improve their bottom-line, but it’s also expanding the attack surface for Threat Actors to compromise those systems and infiltrate infrastructures. This is true for the smallest manufacturers (boutique style subs) to some of the largest product producers in the world.
Mercadien Technologies understands that manufacturers of all sizes need to protect their data and customer information; this also includes protecting assets like process control systems as well as plant equipment from malicious attackers, intent on disrupting operations and seizing funds.
Each manufacturing client has unique processes and as such, require a custom approach to performing their Cyber Risk Assessment. Several regulations could apply to the review, including but not limited to:
- The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
- PCI / DSS