Cybersecurity – Cyber Attacks Can be Devastating to Small Manufacturers

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We can help you achieve accountability in your business operations and take proactive steps to enhance your company’s cybersecurity infrastructure and resilience.  

The risks are enormous and potentially devastating!​ 55% of small and mid-sized businesses have experienced a data breach or cyberattack. 43% of spear-phishing attacks are targeted at small businesses. 60% of businesses are left severely impacted.

As a result of increased concerns about cyber attacks, manufacturers with contracts from the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and/or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements to protect Controlled Unclassified Information per NIST SP 800-171 (CMMC adjacent) or risk losing contracts. Small manufacturers in other supply chains such as automotive, medical, and energy can also expect cybersecurity contract requirements

Companies should not wait for customer-imposed requirements to identify IT security vulnerabilities and protect their businesses. All manufacturers, whether required or not, should take positive steps now to implement and maintain appropriate IT security controls, and know what to do if a breach does occur. Malicious threats target anyone. Just because your business doesn’t work with classified or controlled information does not mean you are not a target. 

Check out this IT/Cybersecurity recording from our summer 2021 Noontime Knowledge series.

Also, be sure to read our February 2022 Cybersecurity blog post. 

VMEC can provide resources and assistance to help manufacturers take action to protect their business. These include:

Cybersecurity Overview

DoD, DFARS, NIST SP800-171, & CMMC

VMEC is offering IT Security Services with local and regional IT service providers

Vermont is an increasingly cyber-aware state with many businesses offering or requesting support. VMEC has made a point to partner with the best Vermont and New England Regional cybersecurity providers to ensure quality service for our clients. Upon understanding your business’s needs, we will introduce one (or several) of our partners and offer projects that have been tried and found valuable.

VMEC & Partners offer Vermont manufacturers, including defense contractors, the following services:

Interested in learning more about IT security services?  Schedule a no-cost consultation with VMEC today!