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    Cybersecurity should be a major focus for those with connected factories, and certain threats should definitely be assessed. 

    For example Industry Week said, "Phishing occurs when cybercriminals craft convincing emails and use them to trick recipients into revealing sensitive information such as passwords."

    However, it doesn't stop there. There's also spear phishing which is highly targeted and might even look like it comes from someone at the company. 

    Click the link for more information on cybersecurity. 

    Recommended ReadThe 5 Most Common Cybersecurity Threats to ManufacturersSource: http://www.industryweek.com

    If a spear phishing email recipient receives a request from someone posing as the CEO of a company that has IAM in place, for example, that individual would likely realize something is amiss because the real CEO should know about the access restrictions that the phishing email would violate.Through the MEP National Network, each MEP Center can provide manufacturers in their territory access to experts versed in the NIST 800-171 Cybersecurity Framework who can help design an appropriate cybersecurity practice and implement it.Read More

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