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Cyber Security for Manufacturing

Like every industry, manufacturing has experienced an increase in cyberattacks. Valuable intellectual property, financial systems and details about customers are all available to hackers who can breach your IT security defences.

And as the Industry 4.0 revolution gathers pace, manufacturers are deploying more digital systems throughout their factories and production lines. IoT smart sensors, new control systems and new management applications are helping your business become more efficient – and creating additional opportunities for hackers to launch attacks.

Regular penetration tests will help you identify potential vulnerabilities and better protect your business against cyberattack. Fidus can help you:

  • Test firewalls, security systems and other defences using the same penetration techniques that hackers do.
  • Identify security misconfigurations and incorrect permission assignments within your operating systems and applications.
  • Social engineering and phishing tests that show how your employees deal with “soft” attempts from unknown parties to access sensitive data or install software.
  • Assess the physical security systems in place to control access to your offices, warehouses, production lines and data centres.
  • Full “Red Team” cyberattack testing to provide a real-world simulation of a full-scale hacking – and an assessment of your response to the threat.

Fidus consultants will help you understand your current security posture and how effective it will be in defending your business. We’ll also build you an action plan of improvements.

Cyber security compliance for Manufacturing

Your regulatory compliance obligations don’t just apply to your products – you also have a duty to protect the data stored in your computer systems. If your business stores personal data belonging to employees or customers for instance, you must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Similarly, if you take card payments from your customers, each transaction needs to comply with the PCI DSS regulations. The way in which data is transmitted, processed and stored must be secured against loss or interception.

Failure to comply with either PCI DSS or GDPR can result in huge fines – up to €20m in some cases. To help you avoid non-compliance, Fidus consultants can test your systems and identify security vulnerabilities that need to be addressed – before you fail an audit or fall victim to hackers.

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Why Fidus?

Penetration testing reveals your most sensitive network vulnerabilities – so you need a partner you can trust. Fidus Information Security are an NCSC CHECK Green Light and TIGER scheme approved consultancy. Our cyber security experts hold some of the most recognised certifications in the industry, including CREST Certified Tester and Senior Security Tester. Fidus is also a Cyber Essentials verified company. Every assessment we perform is carried out according to UK industry approved methodologies (OWASP, PETS, NIST) along with our own internal testing frameworks.

Remedial Support

More than just identifying security vulnerabilities, our cyber security experts are on hand to help you fix them too.

Certified Security Consultants

Our CREST and TIGER approved team holds a range of industry-leading security certifications including OSCP, CCT, SST and CISSP.

Easy to Understand Reports

We’ll ensure that your executives and technical teams properly understand our assessment findings using plain-English reporting.

Fixed Price Proposals

The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Our quotes are broken down into a detailed costing table so you know exactly what to expect.

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