Small Manufacturers are big targets of cyber attacks. Cyber criminals are seeking your information including employee and customer records, banking and financial data, and access to larger networks. Small manufacturers are often seen as an easy entry point into larger businesses and government agencies. With limited resources and budgets, small manufacturers need cybersecurity guidance, solutions, and training that is practical, actionable, cost-effective and helps manage their cybersecurity risks. Contact your local MEP Center for resources to protect your business.
SMMs often have more to lose than larger manufacturers because a cyber event — whether due to a hacker, natural disaster or business resource loss — can have a major impact. SMMs are often less prepared to handle these types of events. But because SMMs often have less complex operational needs and IT infrastructure, they may be able to take steps to detect and recover from a cybersecurity incident quickly. It is vitally important that you consider how to protect your business before an incident occurs. View and download the Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers.
For additional information on cybersecurity, please contact your local MEP Center or email celia.paulsen [at] nist.gov (subject: Cybersecurity%20Inquiry) (Celia Paulsen) at NIST MEP.