In the recent annual technology in metals survey results, cybersecurity was once again the single most significant IT-related worry for metals executives – and for a good reason.
Ransomware, phishing attacks, and data theft continue to hurt manufacturing and distribution sectors – including the metals industry. One successful attack can shut down operations, affect communications, and expose sensitive customer data – or proprietary content.
It’s no wonder metals companies are investing in cloud-based solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to help them get ahead in their marketplace while also protecting their interests. They are stepping away from antiquated systems that can’t be updated and could expose them to real cyberthreats.