Manufacturing & Supply Chain


What data does your company process?

  1. You send and store documents with your intellectual property such as technology and project details. 
  2. You send and store different documents and e-mails to your consumers: offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
  3. You exchange different documents and e-mails with your suppliers with offers, agreements, order templates, and invoices.
  4. You cooperate and exchange documents with law firms, HR agencies, external accounting offices, auditors, banks, insurance brokers, marketing agencies, and others.
  5. 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?

  1. 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.
  2. Avoid invoice hacking - when your customer paid into the wrong bank account based on a fake invoice.
  3. Avoid data leaks - when everybody can know about your business strategy, prices, offer, plans, and databases of customers.
  4. 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?

  1. You will lose your time and money because of the theft of your competitive advantage and deals. 
  2. You will lose your customers and business opportunities because someone else knows about your price levels, offers, and conditions of contracts.
  3. You will lose the trust of your customers after a data leak. Sometimes litigation wil follow as a result of the incident.
  4. You might lose your customer if they were a victim of invoice hacking. Often the customer will commence civil proceedings.
  5. You might have to pay financial penalties to the regulators (GDPR, DORA, NIS-2, Privacy Acts, and others).