DDoS Attacks: What Small Manufacturers Need to Know to Stay Safe

Posted by Steven Brand on Mar 30, 2017 3:00:04 PM

This past October, a major DDoS attack occurred which put many popular websites such as Netflix, PayPal and Reddit out of service. A Distributed Denial of Service attack, or DDoS, occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.

These attacks aren’t limited to major websites, either. Anybody can be a target.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: What Is It and Why You Should Care

Posted by Steven Brand on Nov 23, 2016 9:28:34 AM

As manufacturing companies are becoming increasingly interconnected, the risks to their production systems, confidential data and supply chain are growing exponentially larger. Cybersecurity should be a concern for every manufacturer.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Small Business, Large Cybersecurity Risks?

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Jul 7, 2014 8:33:00 AM

Is cybersecurity something you need to worry about as a small manufacturer? In 2011 50 percent of small businesses thought they were too small to be a hacker target, while the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 62 percent of breaches impacted smaller organizations. In 2011 the average cost to a small or medium-sized business from a cyber-attack was over $188,000.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Cybersecurity

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