The healthcare industry collects, retains, and transmits patient data as part of routine care delivery. This has led to a never before seen amount of attacks by cybercriminals. The value of stolen medical records is greater than that of credit card information on the black market.
Many believe manufacturing is the new healthcare when it comes to the attention given by hackers to gain system access and acquire sensitive data. Manufacturing companies house massive amounts of client, business, product and process data that represent a treasure trove. In addition to the office information systems, inside any given manufacturing facility you will also find a countless number of networked machines in operation from machine tools to packaging machinery, robotic arms/systems, conveyors and their respective computers.