Manufacturing Quick Takes: Cybersecurity Guard (Member Focus)

Manufacturers leverage technology to connect with their customers, suppliers and workforce; however, the tools used to disseminate sensitive intellectual property can also expose manufacturers to significant risk. We asked our members the questions below to find out how important cybersecurity is to their business, the significant steps being taken to secure networks and where they see the biggest threats to their business. There were 75 respondents to this survey, which was administered March 20–28. The responses revealed the following:

  • Nine out of 10 manufacturers have hardened their systems to address cyber threats.
  • Half have engaged outside experts to ensure they are taking the right steps to protect their intellectual property and sensitive personal information.
  • Three out of four responded that their cyber-defense efforts would benefit if the government shared more threat information in real time.

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