Why cybersecurity in manufacturing is critical
Manufacturing organizations like yours enable the next wave of IT innovation through the adoption of new platforms and environments—all of which are designed to foster marketplace competition. But this progress can come at a price. As you adopt new IoT and robotic technologies, you may overlook a key component of cybersecurity: your machine identities.
Hackers are well aware of this vulnerability, and they’re increasingly targeting these weak links in security infrastructure to disrupt manufacturing supply chain operations. And because the average manufacturing organization uses more than 25 SaaS applications, it’s not an easy problem to solve.
increase in manufacturing attacks worldwide
Source: 2021 Global Threat Intelligence Report, NTT, 2021
Challenges in manufacturing cybersecurity
Expired certificates cause outages that halt manufacturing
Certificates must be renewed regularly, often every three months. Expired TLS/SSL certificates result in outages, and a single expired certificate can end up costing a large company millions of dollars in lost revenues, productivity and remediation expenses.
High costs and delays
Devoting expensive staff hours to manual management processes takes too long and it’s not economically feasible in a world where certificate populations are booming, and lifespans are shrinking.
Compliance and audit findings
Recent high-profile cyberattacks have auditors cracking down on compliance and adherence to best practices. Manual processes often result in inconsistent security policy.
Manufacturing cybersecurity solutions
It’s important to focus on manufacturing, supply chain, and industrial security while still enabling innovation, transformation, and increased resiliency. The Venafi Control Plane for Machine Identities can help you keep the gears turning through continuous, automated protection and complete control of machine identities across your IoT devices and software supply chains.
Machine identity complexity is causing massive problems.
The perimeter is dead, and the rapid expansion of cloud native infrastructure has caused an explosion of new machine identities—and staggering levels of difficulty in managing them. Read this 1-page brief to learn how a control plane standardizes your approach to machine identity management.
Gain complete observability with continuous monitoring
Leave no stone unturned. Uncover 25-30% more certificates during your discovery phase with Venafi.
Using complete discovery capabilities, you can build a centralized inventory of all machine identities across medical devices in your healthcare organization to avoid expirations, prevent outages—which can also result in disruption of patient care—and pinpoint system vulnerabilities.
Increase reliability for your critical infrastructure
Whether you’ve been breached, have gaps in your compliance requirements, need to secure IoT or edge devices, or want to improve your security posture through best practices, Venafi can help protect your machine identities.
Develop thorough policies to maintain compliance
Automate 65-85% of your certificate lifecycle management.
Define and enforce company-wide machine identity policy through automation, especially critical for growing inventories of APIs, containers and microservices, not to mention your software builds.
Work the way you want
Orchestrate the protection of machine identities across manufacturing applications your company is already using by integrating with our extensive technology partner ecosystem.