Reducing risks cyberattacks in manufacturing companies

In the past years an increase in attacks on manufacturing companies, ransomeware, targeting machinery and equipment have occurred. Can you focus on cybersecurity so machinery can not be used as an attack vector to target other companies?

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The world of IT has become a dangerous place over the years. Luckily over the years the focus on cybersecurity in IT has increased a lot and people have become better aware of the risks. At the same time the OT (Operational Technology) environment is a bit forgotten and has fallen behind, even though that machinery and equipment use more and more similar technologies as used in IT environments. We as machine manufacturing consider it as our responsibility to have a better product that even when customers don’t have a lot of focus on cybersecurity our machinery cannot be used as an attack vector to target their companies.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

The world of IT has become a dangerous place over the years. Luckily over the years the focus on cybersecurity in IT has increased a lot and people have become better aware of the risks. At the same time the OT (Operational Technology) environment is a bit forgotten and has fallen behind, even though that machinery and equipment use more and more similar technologies as used in IT environments. Many cyber-attacks on companies have focused on their data and many companies have implemented mitigation strategies to mitigate the risks as well as the impact. In the past years there is an increase in attacks on manufacturing companies, ransomware targeting machinery and equipment. We as machine manufacturing consider it as our responsibility to have a better product that even when customers don’t have a lot of focus on cybersecurity our machinery cannot be used as an attack vector to target their companies.

  • Execute a risk assessment from various angles (our product, our business processes, our customers business
  • processes, etc.).
  • Define mitigation strategies, both for reducing risk as well as reducing impact.
  • Written report with an advise for our organization.
  • Implement at least 1 advise that has impact.

EDUCATION

This problem has many aspects that need to be tackled that can be interesting to different study directions:

  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security

WE OFFER

Voortman and DIGI-STEEL are companies where all are willing to support one another. Companies with a pleasant working environment. We are convinced that this contributes to the performance of each and every one of us. Furthermore, we offer:

  • An allowance of €450 gross per month.
  • A travel allowance from 15 km and max. 30 km one way.
  • High-quality equipment and materials that you need to do your job well.
  • Whether you are a graduate or an intern; you are an integral part of our team. We think that’s very important.
  • A very instructive internship or graduation period at our innovative organization.
  • All freedom and responsibility to successfully complete your assignment.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

DIGI-STEEL is a start-up and member of the Voortman Steel Group, which is one of the market leaders for steel machinery. With DIGI-STEEL we introduce the first fully cloud-based software solution for steel processors. It is the next generation steel workshop management software guiding our customer’s factories into the smart industry 4.0 era.

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