Digital Transformation Brings Both Increased Efficiency and Cybercrime

Aug. 3, 2023
Understanding how digitalization can expose manufacturing facilities to a higher risk of cyberattacks.

With digitalization revolutionizing manufacturing facilities, there is bad that comes with all the good. The digital transformation, while streamlining production and saving time, has also opened the door for cyber attacks.

Where cybersecurity was once an extra precautionary measure, it is now a necessity for these facilities to function. “There’s some type of cybersecurity in every project we quote,” General Control Systems director of business development Ken Hackett said at the 2023 Control System Integrators Associate Executive Conference.

To combat cyber attacks, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are working together.

Learn about the full impact of digitalization and IT-OT convergence in this story from partner publication Control Design.

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