Recently some of the most significant players in the meat processing industry have suffered from cyber-attacks and exposed how unprepared the sector is to handle cybercrime. World-leading companies like JBS and Euro Farm Foods were hit by Ransomware and had to bring their operations to a halt immediately.
Cybercrime is at an all-time high and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. Nevertheless, it usually takes some shocking incident for most people and businesses to begin taking action and protecting their valuable digital assets.
If you are part of the meat processing industry or any field related to manufacturing and are looking to know what it takes to protect yourself, you came to the right place. In this article, we’ll be sharing a free Webinar we did on this exact topic soon after the hacks took place. In this chat, our CEO Mark Hurley spoke to our partners from Threat Locker and Westcoast Cloud to explain the critical points below:
Let’s begin with the most common question. This industry is becoming a target for many reasons. Criminals are looking for businesses that don’t traditionally invest much in security, as they are easier targets and pose virtually no risk or resistance.
Not only that, but almost every single industry in today’s economic landscape is increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. This happens because everybody is becoming more reliant on technology, and businesses have a lot to lose if they lose access to their systems. Criminals are also becoming better and utilising more sophisticated tools, sending automated messages to thousands of people while investigating potential targets to hack.
Like any other industry with low cyber maturity, this industry is an untapped gold mine for criminals. It will continue to be until the core notions are implemented throughout the sector and people and businesses are better equipped to handle cyber threats.
We hope this Webinar can provide value for your business and ultimately leads to better protection and security. The discussion held at the Webinar is valid for companies in most manufacturing lines, so feel free to share if you know anyone who could benefit from it.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for specialised guidance – our team will be happy to help.
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