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Manufacturing Industry: would your staff recognise a cyber attack?

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

The manufacturing industry remains a prime target for cybercriminals due its possession of sensitive financial data and extensive intellectual property.

During 2022, ransomware attacks retained their position as the most prevalent cyber threat in the manufacturing industry for the second consecutive year. These attacks have the potential to halt a company's operations, severely impacting the supply chain and service delivery.

To combat this growing threat, manufacturers must proactively enhance their organization's cyber resilience by prioritising cyber security education and awareness training for both employees and management.

Your people can be your biggest asset and with our Security Awareness Training (SAT) they can become highly effective barriers to cybercrime.

Security Awareness Training

Here at the ECRC, we offer a number of affordable Cyber Security and Resilience Services that are designed to assist businesses and their staff to have the right strategies to respond to cyber incidents efficiently and migrate any potential damage a cyber-attack may create.

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Through Cyber PATH, local university students are trained and mentored by senior ethical hackers, to deliver all our services and to work with staff to build their cyber awareness, understand the latest cyber threats and secure the business’s online environment.

Our Awareness Training focuses on those with little or no cyber security or technical knowledge and is delivered in small, succinct modules, using real-world examples. We tailor our Security Awareness Training to each individual audience to provide the right level of skills and context for your business. We can deliver training to any sized group, in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two.

The benefits of Security Awareness Training

Our Security Awareness Training covers a wide range of cyber security topics, including social engineering, ransomware, and phishing attacks. The training provides simple and effective knowledge for people to understand their environment and provides the confidence to challenge when something doesn’t look right.

The trainers are highly knowledgeable, personable, and friendly and pride themselves on providing the right environment for your people to feel comfortable and to ask questions. Below are testimonials from businesses who have already had our Awareness Training:

Testimonial 1

“The Cyber Path Student was a confident and knowledgeable presenter who put all attendees at ease and lead a thoroughly enjoyable and hugely useful and informative session. Time well spent!”

Testimonial 2

“Whole session was good-humoured, appropriately targeted (relevant), interactive - and had well-timed (and much appreciated!) breaks!”

Testimonial 3

“The student was a natural presenter; the session was fun and engaging with the right level of detail for the audience. She quickly built a rapport with the audience, delivered the content well and got the whole room discussing Cybersecurity early on. It was a great way to delivery cost effective Cyber Awareness training, build the knowledge within the staff and help them be more aware and more secure online. I’d definitely use CRC again to deliver additional Cyber Awareness training to my clients.”

What’s next?

Here at the centre, we would advise you to do three things now:

Here at the ECRC, we are already working closely with hundreds of organisations across the seven counties to help them tackle the continually changing cyber threats that they face. So come and join our community as free members and let us help you protect your organisation from the ever presents threats out there in the cyber-verse.

Reporting a live cyber-attack 24/7

If you are a business, charity or other organisation which is currently suffering a live cyber-attack (in progress), please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reporting a cyber-attack which isn't ongoing

Please report online to Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. You can report cybercrime online at any time using the online reporting tool, which will guide you through simple questions to identify what has happened. Action Fraud advisors can also provide the help, support, and advice you need.

Report a phishing attack

If you suspect a phishing attack, please report it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Services (SERS) set up by the NCSC at:

Text messages can be forwarded to 7726


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