UK manufacturing industry ‘must ramp up cyber security’

May 6, 2016

The UK manufacturing sector must step up its security game in the face of ever-increasing cyber threats, according to the manufacturers’ association, EEF.

Its research showed that while cyber security is given “serious attention” at board level by nearly two-thirds of companies that responded, there are still significant failings elsewhere.

Investment in cyber security has stagnated, with half of manufacturers making no increase in cyber security investment. Among small manufacturers, that figure rises to 56 per cent.

Only 36 per cent said they have an incident response plan in place, while 20 per cent said they do not make their employees aware of cyber risks in company policies.

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