Today, cybersecurity is the new risk factor for companies. Cyberattacks are increasing yearly, and controls systems are the new favorite target for attackers. The losses as a result of cyberattack are mounting as companies that fall victim can experience damages costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Large companies may be able to insure and absorb these costs, but many SMBs cease operations after such an attack.
Do you manufacture products and systems that have controls functions? Then cybersecurity is your concern as well. Customers will expect that the products and systems that they acquire will protect their operations from cyberattack. Customers are increasingly looking to their suppliers to be part of the solution to cybersecurity and no longer expect to rely soley on their own cyberoperations centers to protect them. Many will expect a cybersecurity warranty. A failure of your product due to cyberattack could lead to a loss in confidence by your customers.
Critical infrastructure is now under threat as legitimate military targets from hostile nation-states. Many of these countries fund extensive offensive cyberattack capabilities, so cybersecurity for critical infrastructure must be able to defend against the most capable attackers.
The advanced methods of cyberattack, that are the purview of nation-state attackers today, quickly trickle down to the broader hacker community. You need to install the best cybersecurity today to ensure that your products and systems will withstand the cyberattacks of tomorrow. Criminals, activists, and even the hobbyist hackers will have advanced cyberattack techniques in the future that they will aim at your products and systems.