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65% of major UK businesses had a security breach in 2016 – (the cyber security breaches survey)
The rate of evolution in automation and computing is fantastic. We’re living in Industry 4.0, meaning not only are computers assisting our manufacturing, but systems are communicating with each other, learning on the job, and making decisions without human input. You could be forgiven for thinking that as systems advance, they are becoming safer too.
But cyber security is at its most fragile in a long time. Hacking is not only a greater threat, but its implications are potentially more devastating than ever. It’s one of the main factors affecting machine downtime, and costing your business time, money and its reputation. Currently the most common forms of Malware is Ransomware. Like online bandits, hackers lock down your machine and encrypt your data, before demanding an excessive ransom to unlock it. Typically, this costs 1.5 Bitcoins (£1000-£1500 2017 BTC Value), but the wider consequences of machine downtime can be catastrophic, including:
We are trying our best to alert companies about the potential dangers of cyber attacks. Our live demonstrations show exactly how easy it is for a target to be found, compromised and shut down.
Safe + Secure is a complete machine protection package that gives you peace of mind. It ensures your machines are protected in the three key areas of: Cyber Security, Machine Safety and Lightning and Surge Protection. These packages can save your business large sums of money, data and can even keep your employees from potential harm.
The package is the fruits of a flourishing partnership between PP Control and Automation and Phoenix Contact. It’s a combination of Safety, Trabtech and Mguard products that gives you a one stop solution to ensure your machine is truly protected.
For peace of mind and to keep your business from harm, call us about the Safe + Secure package on +44(0)1922 419109
We are also hosting a free Cyber Security Event (December 5th 2017) with a live demonstration and opportunity to network over breakfast. Find out more and register your interest here.