Every day we hear another story about a hack. Terms like ransomware, two-factor authentication, data breach, botnets sound like they are from a science fiction movie, not the shop floor. Small- to mid-sized manufacturers are among the most frequent targets of hackers, driven in part by the perceived ease of beating your systems.The solution to cybersecurity risks is a complex mix of IT solutions, processes, and new cultural norms. Where do you start?[Read More ...]
Here is a sampling of advice from our counterparts at other affiliates across the MEP National Network™:
- NIST starts us off with some advice on key issues to bring up with your IT professional, whether they are in your company or an outsourced firm: https://www.nist.gov/blogs/manufacturing-innovation-blog/5-questions-ask-your-cybersecurity-professional
- The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Michigan MEP, breaks down the five key activities a business leader can take to reduce their cybersecurity risks. https://www.the-center.org/Blog/October-2018/5-Steps-to-Cyber-Safety-Business-Perspective
- Connstep, the Connecticut MEP, reminds you that people are your key to cybersecurity resilience: https://www.connstep.org/blog/manufacturers-must-build-a-cybersecurity-culture/
- Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado MEP, provides some advice on thinking about cybersecurity from a lean perspective with some great parallels: https://www.manufacturersedge.com/simply-cyber-vol-12-the-cyber-security-kaizen-challenge/
Cybersecurity is going to be a serious issue for Iowa businesses for the foreseeable future. Please help us learn more about how CIRAS can assist you in obtaining unbiased information and access to all the cybersecurity services you need. Watch for an important CIRAS survey that will be coming out soon.
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