Cyberattacks on manufacturing are becoming an increasingly devasting issue as manufacturers make a transition towards technological advancements. According to the article, “Stopped production on a factory floor can cost $300,000 per hour, and even more for large manufacturers”, which clearly is a whopping statistic that requires full attention (Rash and Shrivastava, 2023). As factories become more complex due to smart technology, they become more vulnerable to ransomware attacks and cyberattacks, and surveys have shown that many manufacturers are not prepared in regards to security. It has become apparent that C-level leaders are not aware of the risks involved and the drastic costs that could come of an attack on their manufacturing technology. To combat this growing dilemma, the article suggests that manufacturers gain visibility and inventory assets, gauge vulnerability, and strategically remediate at potentially weak spots.

https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/dangerous-disruptions-three-ways-manufacturers-can-harden-their-operations/