Manufacturing operators handle classified data and confidential information across corporate IT and operational systems.
Manufacturing organizations are usually hesitant to adopt new security technologies, fearing it will impact critical systems. Any effect on critical systems could result in slowed production and lost revenue.
For those manufacturing companies with lean IT and security teams, some lack the tools needed to get visibility across platforms and effectively protect their organization. The tools in place are siloed, and hard to identify and investigate incidents across platforms.
Insider risks exist in all organizations. Within manufacturing, insiders are likely to target patents (machines, devices, composite materials, designs) and trade secrets (formulas, techniques, processes). WIth the current systems in place, manufacturing companies lack the capability to identify, detect, and respond to suspicious user activity and data movements.