The lack of cybersecurity in manufacturing is "the digital pandemic no one talks about," according to one expert who spoke to Bruce Geiselman, senior staff reporter for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, for a recent story.
Plastics processors aren't immune to attack, and even smaller companies can find themselves targeted, so every business needs to set up defenses, make a plan in case of a breach and be ready to execute it.
In addition to PMM's recent series, several other Endeavor Business Media brands have been covering the issue. Representatives of the brands joined IndustryWeek Editor-in-Chief Robert Schoenberger on Nov. 9 for a roundtable discussion:
- Scott Achelpohl, managing editor of Smart Industry. Scott recent wrote about the growth of digital adoption in manufacturing, noting that cybersecurity is a driving factor for many companies.
- Alix Paultre, editor-at-large for Electronics Design. Alix recently hosted a podcast discussing the cybersecurity implications of quantum computing.
- Jason McDaniel, editor of Bulk Transporter magazine and part of Endeavor's fleet group that also includes FleetOwner and Fleet Maintenance magazines. Jason recently covered cyberthreats in commercial trucking, including a demonstration of hackers taking over commercial truck antilock braking systems.
- Steve Lasky, editorial director of Endeavor's security group, which includes SecurityInfoWatch.com and Security Technology Executive. Steve's recent work includes a podcast about digital twins.
Geiselman also spoke about cybersecurity on an episode of PMM Insight, our new podcast.