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Overview

Cyber Security in Manufacturing

As a leader in the manufacturing industry, you are accustomed to adapting to change. But it would be a mistake to view cybercrime as just another routine business challenge.

No less than 60% of UK manufacturers have been affected by a cybercrime incident, with a third of these having experienced financial loss or operational disruption as a result. Despite this, manufacturing remains one of the industries least prepared for the impact of cyber-attacks.

Challenges

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Protecting sensitive business and customer data
Combatting industrial espionage and operational disruption
Detecting and responding to data breaches
Managing security in the era of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
Mitigating cyber security risks across the supply chain
Identifying and eliminating Industrial Control System vulnerabilities
60%
of manufacturers in UK cybercrime victims in 2019
64%
of industrial system attacks were ransomware
29%
of all cyber-attacks are on manufacturers

Key questions

Key questions manufacturers must ask

  • How often are Industrial Control Systems tested for vulnerabilities?
  • Are suitable controls in place to detect and respond to threats?
  • How are supply chain security risks managed?
  • What systems and controls are in place to mitigate insider threats?
  • How regularly are systems backed up to avoid data loss in the event of ransomware?
  • Are staff sufficiently trained about the latest cyber security risks?

Compliance

Cyber security compliance in manufacturing

At Redscan, our experience of working with organisations across the manufacturing sector means that we better understand the security challenges your organisation faces and how to address them.

As a trusted partner of manufacturers across a range of industries, we have proven our ability to help organisations achieve compliance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and ISO 9001.

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Services

Our award-winning services

Redscan’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture.

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Managed Detection and Response

Award-winning support to rapidly detect and respond to the latest threats 24/7

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Assessment Services

Specialist engagements to uncover and address hidden cyber security risks

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Protecting a global manufacturer's critical systems

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Head of IT Security
Global Plastics Manufacturer
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“We have been very impressed by the quality of Redscan’s engagement, communication and reporting. We will not hesitate to use them for any future testing requirements.”      
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“The personal approach is something I noticed from my first engagement with Redscan and it is still true today. We have 30 locations worldwide and it is valuable to have a third party being proactive in identifying potential security issues.”
Head of IT
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Head of IT Infrastructure
Asset Management Firm
“I value the fact that Redscan aggregates insight about the cyber-attacks it sees on other customers and retrospectively applies it to other organisations, so we all benefit from that knowledge.”  
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Specialist bank

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Disjointed and under resourced: cyber security across UK councils
Our UK council FOI report reveals a disjointed approach to cyber security across the sector, with councils reporting hundreds of data breaches annually and many failing to provide adequate security training for staff. Read our report here.