The Manufacturing IT Landscape

Keeping up with emerging technologies is as vital for the manufacturing industry as any other field. Manufacturers must adopt a technology infrastructure that supports automation, big data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other advancements. Though these modern technologies help manufacturers gain an edge over the competition, they present opportunities for hackers to infiltrate the network and compromise sensitive data.

Virtually every manufacturer is at risk of a cyberattack. According to a study by Deloitte, 40% of manufacturers have been hacked in the last year. Cyberattacks result in a loss of intellectual property, customer data and money. Of these affected manufacturing companies, 38% experienced over $1 million in damages.

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Challenges the Manufacturing Industry Faces

Some of the cybersecurity challenges the manufacturing industry must contend with include:

  • IIoT attacks: As IIoT revolutionizes the manufacturing industry, more manufacturers use IoT devices. Without proper security measures like encryption, these devices allow hackers to access your data since they connect to your internet and network. As manufacturers use more IoT devices, their attack vector increases in tandem.
  • Phishing attacks: Phishing is a long-standing attack method that is still effective today. It’s especially prevalent in the manufacturing industry — phishing is the most common cause of cyberattacks against manufacturers. Employees who cannot recognize a phishing email may inadvertently download malware onto company computers, allowing hackers to access your network.
  • Supply chain breaches: Many manufacturers have complex supply chains, leading to more breach points. Manufacturing companies must protect their intellectual property as it moves along the supply chain. Otherwise, this data is vulnerable to lateral attacks.
  • Intellectual property theft: Manufacturing companies have proprietary processes and products essential to their competitive edge. This data must be kept confidential to prevent competitors from accessing it. Some cyberattacks against manufacturers steal intellectual property, which can be detrimental to the company’s future.

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Our Manufacturing IT Services

Improve your manufacturing company’s IT with the manufacturing cybersecurity services from Morefield. We offer many advanced services and solutions to help you manage some of the most crucial components of your organization, such as:

  •       Managed IT and networking: With our managed IT for manufacturers, we will take over all IT operations across your business, such as software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) connectivity, infrastructure life cycle management and unlimited IT support. Our experts manage your company’s IT security so your team can address business objectives.
  •       Security: We offer many cybersecurity solutions for manufacturers, such as risk assessments, data recovery, firewalls and authentication. Our solutions keep your critical data safe from breaches by scaling with your operations, so your network has continuous comprehensive protection. We also offer physical security solutions like closed-circuit television (CCTV), situation monitoring and access control.
  •       Unified communications: You can streamline communications across your company by combining all your messaging technologies into a single platform with our unified communications services. We can integrate everything from telephone to email to video communications into one simplified configuration. Your employees can exchange information quickly and safely, and your customers can reach you easily. As a result, your manufacturing operations will be more efficient while enhancing the customer experience.

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Why Choose Us for Manufacturing Cybersecurity Services?

Morefield is your trusted partner in your manufacturing company’s security solutions. We aim to protect sensitive data in your workplace through streamlined and comprehensive IT technologies.

We bring over 75 years of IT experience to our customers, using our expertise to identify, install, repair and maintain the cutting-edge technologies their businesses need. You can also expect superior customer service from our attentive team. Our IT experts will integrate and enhance your technologies to enable comprehensive security and communications.

Contact Morefield’s Manufacturing IT Experts

You can elevate your business technologies when you receive manufacturing IT services from Morefield. When you choose us as your technology partner, you access top-of-the-line product and service offerings, outstanding support and fast turnaround times to enhance your company’s security posture and efficiency.

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