The threat increases as each day passes. It comes as no surprise that in the Deloitte survey, 82% of manufacturing executives will invest more in cybersecurity by at least 10%. “An expanding attack surface from the connection of operational technology (OT), information technology (IT), and external networks requires more controls.” The challenge remains with legacy systems.
However, Deloitte warns that, “cybercriminals can cause harm beyond intellectual property theft and financial losses, using malware that now ties in AI and cryptocurrencies. They can also shut down operations and disrupt entire supplier networks, compromising safety as well as productivity.”