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Smart Factories Need to Prioritize Cybersecurity

Smart factories are increasingly being utilized by industry as part of the transition toward digitization. Being connected to cloud or the internet, they bring a plethora of communicative advantages. However, this network connection also creates a larger surface area vulnerable to attack via digital means.

As a result, smart factories are being widely targeted by cyberattacks. In our newest Capgemini Research Institute report, Smart & Secure: Why smart factories need to prioritize cybersecurity, we explored the issue in detail and surveyed 950 organizations to gauge their level of cybersecurity preparedness as it relates to smart factories.

Smart factories are undoubtedly the way forward for manufacturing, but their increased exposure to cyberattacks comes with multiple risks. Considering the increasing frequency of cyberattacks, which affected 40% of the surveyed organizations, with 73% of these occurring in the previous 12 months, it has become critical for organizations to ensure that cybersecurity is prioritized at their smart factories.

To read more about the issues surrounding cybersecurity in smart factories and how organizations can respond with robust cybersecurity measures, download the report.


Geert van der Linden

EVP and Head of Global Cybersecurity Services & CISO, Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS GBL), Capgemini

Joe McMann

Head of North American cybersecurity practice
Intelligence-driven computer network defense, enterprise level incident response, and advanced threat intelligence analysis