Protecting Intellectual Property
Securing Trade Secrets and Proprietary Data
As manufacturers utilize advanced manufacturing to gain a competitive advantage over rivals, the implementation of innovative technologies introduces a new set of security risks. While these technologies add value to product development and manufacturing, we must be mindful to ensure they do not introduce unforeseen security vulnerabilities that could expose the organization and its data.
Globalization and supply chain expansion increases the demand for innovative technology and connectivity between manufacturers and vendors. Continuous communication can be great for improving efficiency, but it can also lead to the loss of manufacturer trade secrets and intellectual property (IP).
The threat of losing IP is a leading concern among manufacturers and clients. Security breaches jeopardize the confidentiality of proprietary data, which is why a strong security posture and diligent security culture can be a differentiator for manufacturers. Defending against these cyber-attacks may seem daunting, but with the right security approach, protection is attainable.
Want to learn how vulnerable your data is to cyber-attack?
Manufacturer Security Vulnerabilities
Understaffed Security Team
Is your organization staffed to handle all of its security needs? Do you have the necessary resources to protect your data?
Unsecured Intellectual Property
Who has access to your intellectual property? Do you know where it is stored and how it can been accessed?
Does your organization value its trade secrets? Would you be devastated if the wrong person got ahold of them?
Improper Change Management
Are you properly controlling user (employee) access to data? How about former employees? Do any of them still have access?
Misunderstood Cyber Insurance Policy
Do you know what is covered in your cybersecurity insurance policy? Do you have enough coverage? Are you over insured?
Do you have control of all devices on your network? Do you know which devices are connected, and how they are being secured?
Exploitable Technologies in Manufactured Products
Are there exploitable technologies in your products? Is your technology exposing customers to cyber-attacks?
Sporadic Employee Training
How often do you provide security training to employees? Is the training persistent and relevant?
Outdated Policies & Procedures
How often are policies and procedures reviewed and updated? If your organization was audited, would you be prepared?
Information Security Consultation for Manufacturers
Your organization's data may be more valuable than you realize. Pratum can help you understand your current security posture, and develop a security program to protect your sensitive data and trade secrets well into the future.
Solving Security Challenges
Manufacturers rely on Pratum's security leadership and supporting team of analysts and consultants for everything from penetration testing to managed SIEM and virtual CISO. We help manufacturers protect their businesses from competitors.