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Research revealed that the manufacturing industry worldwide is increasingly targeted by cyber-attacks. This is a global problem and, in the UK, for instance, nearly half of the manufacturers have experienced such attacks. The benefits of technology go hand-in-hand with a growing vulnerability to cyber-risks, from outside and inside of operations.

As advances in technology like AI and automation become more accessible, service and software providers are looking at ways to apply them specifically to the manufacturing industry. For example, Symantec recently unveiled an AI-based USB scanner. In partnership with ForeScout, Respond Software developed a new concept that automates the decision-making processes specifically for threat analysis in industrial control systems. […]

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