Security Breach: The Benefits of Being a Target

Why battling alert fatigue, understanding dormant footholds and developing a risk tolerance are key to cyber defense in 2023.

There’s a reason the term industrial-grade is used to express the highest levels of reliability and durability. After all, if a material, technology or tool can handle the rigors and demands of manufacturing, chances are it can meet the needs of any other application.

We’ve been through these facts before, but they’re worth repeating.

  • IBM has cited manufacturing as the number one target for cyberattacks.
  • The FBI is expecting a 400 percent increase in phishing attacks.
  • The average ransomware attack demand amount has nearly tripled in the last two years, and it’s fair to say that these attacks will continue to get more complex and occur even more frequently going forward.

So, it would stand to reason that handling the complex cyberattacks faced by the industrial sector would make its strategies and software a model for countless other industries, institutions and individuals to emulate.

One of the companies looking to enhance all these vitally essential cybersecurity protocols for the most important sector of our global economy is Rockwell Automation. And joining us from Rockwell is Quade Nettles, Cybersecurity Product Manager.

For more information on the work Rockwell does, you can go to rockwellautomation.com

To catch up on past episodes, you can go to Manufacturing.net, IEN.com or MBTmag.com. You can also check Security Breach out wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple, Amazon and Overcast.

And if you have a cybersecurity story or topic that you’d like to have us explore on Security Breach, you can reach me at jeff@ien.com


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