Security - Virtual Roundtable

Cybersecurity concerns in the manufacturing and industrial sector

29th July 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
How are you protecting your organization against threats and resolving security incidents with minimal impact on your business?

According to the 2021 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligent Index the manufacturing industry has been ranked as the second-most attacked industry in 2020, up from eighth place in 2019. It represents 17.7% of all attacks on the top ten industries – more than double the 8.1% of attacks it experienced in 2019.

The reasons behind it are the industry’s low tolerance for downtime, often amounting to millions of dollars in losses for each hour of downtime, and the fact that many attacks on manufacturing appear to be targeting money through social engineering, rather than targeting operational technology. Manufacturing organizations often procure parts from several different suppliers, creating multiple avenues for threat actors to insert themselves into email conversations.

Many manufacturers are turning to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) as a means of using the IT side of things to gain crucial insights into the way their OT is functioning. Yet, many OT assets aren’t equipped to defend against today’s threat: they can’t easily receive remote updates unless the owners take them offline. But doing so threatens the uptime of their physical processes. This makes it difficult for businesses to keep these assets secure as they go online via the ongoing IT-OT convergence. How are you navigating the journey ahead?

Join IBM and a select group of your peers as we discuss the trends shaping the threat landscape to assess risk and refine your security strategy.

Discussion Topics

What are the challenges you are facing in threat management, identity, and access management?
How are you managing and securing data from different sources, vendors, and suppliers?
How are you securing data while allowing access to your remote teams?

Your Host

Thought Leader
Matias Haidbauer Security Intelligence and Operations Consulting Leader - Latin America - Threat Management, IBM
Matias has been working at IBM for 16 years, where he currently leads the Threat Management… Find out more

Previous Attendees

Fernando Machado
Activision Blizzard
Jennifer Christie
Naveed Tariq
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Group Innovation Operations,
John Pillar
Line De Decker
Chief Transformation Officer,

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