Protect your Information through Cyber Security

Our small business cybersecurity consulting provides manufacturers with strategic leadership, security strategy, compliance guidance, and cyber risk management advice, training and program implementation.

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Manufacturers must manage risk and establish a cybersecurity protocol to protect critical assets. The vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals can shut down your operations. This requires your company to spend thousands of dollars on enhancing security measures and reassuring customers you're still trustworthy.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the manufacturing industry is the second most targeted industry when you look at the number of reported cyber-attacks. Why? Cybercriminals view small and medium-sized manufacturers as prime targets precisely because many of these companies do not have adequate preventative cybersecurity measures in place.

With more than 289,000 small manufacturers in the United States, small manufacturers are a vital part of our nation's economic and cyberinfrastructure. For most small manufacturers, the security of information, systems, and networks is not the highest priority. Still, a breach can be detrimental to the business, customers, or suppliers.

Our cybersecurity consulting services help businesses with risk management, penetration testing, cloud security, cyber defense, network security, data security, incident response, and more. 

Five Steps to Reduce Cyber Risks

Leading organizations use these simple, low-cost steps to reduce manufacturers' cyber security risks. These steps are based on NIST guidance and have been tailored to meet the needs of small companies so they can identify, assess, and manage cybersecurity risks.

1. Identify

  • Identify and control who has access to business information
  • Conduct background checks
  • Require individual user accounts for each employee
  • Create policies and procedures for cybersecurity

2. Protect

  • Train employees and limit employee access to data
  • Install surge protectors and uninterruptible power supplies
  • Patch operating systems and applications routinely
  • Install and activate firewalls on all business networks
  • Secure wireless access points and networks
  • Set up web and email filters
  • Use encryption for sensitive information
  • Dispose of old computers and media safely

3. Detect

  • Install and update anti-virus, anti-spyware, and other anti-malware programs
  • Maintain and monitor logs
  • Note unusual password activity

4. Respond

  • Develop and maintain a plan for disasters and cyber incidents
  • Notify your customers and the authorities 

5. Recover

  • Make full backups of important business data and information
  • Schedule incremental backups
  • Improve processes, procedures, and technologies

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