Manufacturing & Supply Chain
What data does your company process?
- You send and store documents with your intellectual property such as technology and project details.
- You send and store different documents and e-mails to your consumers: offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
- You exchange different documents and e-mails with your suppliers with offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
- You cooperate and exchange documents with law firms, HR agencies, external accounting offices, auditors, banks, insurance brokers, marketing agencies, and others.
- You exchange documents and e-mails internally - such as corporate resolutions, financial statements, employee records, contracts, offers during preparation, and drafts of orders.
Why should you protect yourself and your customer?
- Avoid corporate espionage - especially that of intellectual property. This also includes offers, contracts, and lists of customers. Hackers act on behalf of competitors or are independently looking for customers to buy your data.
- Avoid invoice hacking - when your customer paid into the wrong bank account based on a fake invoice.
- Avoid data leaks - when everybody can know about your business strategy, prices, offer, plans, and databases of customers.
- Avoid ransomware with double extortion when data from your notebooks, e-mail, and servers gets stolen, and you are blackmailed and forced to pay a ransom.
What can happen after a cybersecurity incident?
- You will lose your time and money because of the theft of your competitive advantage and deals.
- You will lose your customers and business opportunities because someone else knows about your price levels, offers, and conditions of contracts.
- You will lose the trust of your customers after a data leak. Sometimes litigation wil follow as a result of the incident.
- You might lose your customer if they were a victim of invoice hacking. Often the customer will commence civil proceedings.
- You might have to pay financial penalties to the regulators (GDPR, DORA, NIS-2, Privacy Acts, and others).