Focus Application: Cyber Security Threat Management
While we’ve all heard the horror stories of cyber and ransomware attacks on Fortune 100 companies and city municipalities, the reality is that 50% of manufacturers have experienced data breaches within the last year. Recently a Charlotte-based manufacturer with multiple plants in the region was faced with a cybersecurity threat that compromised the company’s IT systems and production. The ransomware virus demanded over 20k £ for the return of their files and posed a threat of affecting the manufacturer’s production capabilities.
Luckily, the company engaged FZ to identify and eradicate the virus before production and secure data was compromised. Our team identified that the virus had entered the network because of a lack of internal protective measures and no domain control for the sites on their enterprise. By splitting the manufacturer’s IT and OT network and placing hardware between the two, we were able to isolate the virus. This allowed our team to track, remediate, and eradicate the virus without causing downtime or affecting production.