Cyber security consultancy PureCyber has joined forces with Manufacturing Wales to help strengthen the sector’s response to cyber-crime, becoming its official cyber partner.
This is a significant step in an industry which has become the most targeted sector for cyber-attacks worldwide, with 24.8% of attacks focusing on manufacturing businesses.1
With the increasing use of technology and the rapid pace of digitalisation in the manufacturing process, coupled with the realistic need to potentially retain legacy systems running on out-of-date software, cyber security threats are increasingly a very real concern.
As part of its partnership, the multi-award-winning Cardiff headquartered cyber security consultancy will be working with Manufacturing Wales’ members to ensure that their systems and data are secure and protected, as well as offering free cyber health checks.
Heather Anstey-Myers, CEO, Manufacturing Wales said: “We are delighted to be partnering with PureCyber. There are so many ways they can support our members, from entry systems to security on production lines and resilience, to preventing cyber-attacks, all of which help productivity by reducing stoppage time and creating a cyber safe environment for manufacturers.
“A cyber-attack can be one of the most debilitating and worrying events for any company and by working with PureCyber, our members can be assured they have the expert support they need.”
Damon Rands, CEO, PureCyber said: “As manufacturing unfortunately now finds itself as the most targeted sector in terms of distribution of cyber-attacks worldwide, if you are not already confident in your cyber security provision, now is the time to act. Knowing what data you have, where it is stored, who has access to it and how well your data and systems are protected couldn’t be more crucial.
“PureCyber takes this new partnership with Manufacturing Wales very seriously and is looking forward to working with its members to support and advise them on their security journey. With the increasing use of technology and the rapid pace of digitalisation in the manufacturing process, coupled with the realistic need to potentially retain legacy systems, cyber security threats are unfortunately a constant concern.
“Implementing the basics and ensuring these are done correctly can introduce effective cyber protection foundations to your business to mitigate the risk and enable secure growth.”
- https://www.statista.com/statistics/1374061/cyber-attacks-manufacturing-share-worldwide/ – In 2022, around a quarter of detected cyber attacks worldwide targeted the manufacturing industry. This figure saw a notable increase between 2019 and 2020 when the share of manufacturing cyber attacks jumped from eight percent to nearly 18 percent.