The manufacturing industry has been under attack by cybercriminals, especially as the coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc on supply chains and disrupted business processes in 2020. Incidents involving ransomware directly affecting manufacturing increased by 156% from 2019 to 2020 and malicious groups used ransomware to extract $17 million from a maker of laptops and $34 million from an electronics company.
Data breaches are a growing concern as they continue to increase year over year. And no industry is safe, as hackers increasingly target systems with lack of instrumentation and monitoring — that is, poor cybersecurity protections.
Government agencies and social services organizations typically handle large amounts of sensitive and personal information about individuals that must be protected from cyber threats.
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