Manufacturers and others in wholesale/distribution/logistics arena have seen evidence that supply chains are becoming a prime target for hackers. In fact, experts predict that by 2025, almost half of worldwide organizations will have been attacked through their software supply chains — an increase of more than 300% since 2021.
Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has been targeted by cybercriminals — from the well-known SolarWinds hack to the attack on one of the largest meat processing companies in the world. The increasing focus on manufacturers by cybercriminals is down to the industry’s growing reliance on digital tech and their move toward a digital transformation. With more than a third of manufacturers realizing better business value from spending on IT, digitalization is proceeding at warp speed which is both good — and bad.