From the dawn of the industrial revolution to just a few years ago, the basic model of manufacturing businesses barely changed at its core. Now, the game is completely different in a world that is increasingly technology and automation dependent. The digital revolution has disrupted many industries and manufacturing is no different. There has been significant transformation across the entire manufacturing value chain, from research and development, supply chain, and factory operations to marketing and sales; leading to significant gains in efficiency and productivity.
EU member states are now covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is basically a law that protects the personal information of individuals within the EU and how they are used. GDPR is important for organisations around the world because it affects everyone who does business or communicates with individuals in the EU member countries. It is arguably the most important government regulation on data protection and data privacy rights in the last 20 years.
A company’s staff is the greatest untapped resource in the fight against cybercrime. Although research has shown that in 90% of successful cyber-attacks or more, there is an element of human fallibility involved, what those studies fail to mention is that a trained and vigilant staff could become the greatest barrier of defence against attack types: such as trojans, viruses, ransomware, and other electronic security threats.
Non-compliance regulations are tightening. Are your people and technology prepared to pay the cost?
As the recent Amazon Cloud ‘outage’ shows, it doesn’t require cyber criminals, or malware to take down a company. A human typo will also do the trick.
The same is true of data protection, with human error being the number one cause of data breaches, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).