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How manufacturers can protect themselves from cyberattacks during COVID-19

How manufacturers can protect themselves from cyberattacks during COVID-19

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and your factory floors are safe. You’ve followed all of the protocols for physical distancing, sanitization and proper personal protective equipment.

But what about your industrial networks? Are they safe from COVID-19?

Cybercrime is on the rise this year as attackers capitalize on fears associated with the pandemic through email scams, ransomware or malware.

Manufacturing AUTOMATION digs into this phenomenon in the latest episode of Machine Language: The Podcast, which features an interview with Andre Vittorio, president and founder of Idealogical Systems Inc., a Toronto-area IT services provider for manufacturers.

Vittorio discusses the rise in cybercrime during COVID-19, the weakest links in factory networks, the steps manufacturers need to take to make threat detection part of their network architecture, and new technologies that SMEs should be aware of when it comes to cybersecurity.

To listen to the episode, click here.

Each episode of Machine Language is available for free on Manufacturing AUTOMATION's website and on Annex Business Media's SoundCloud and iTunes accounts.

If you have an idea for a podcast episode, email Kristina Urquhart at

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