Deceptions in Manufacturing

Protecting Intellectual Property and Operational Integrity from APTs

With relatively little PII and payment data to protect, many manufacturers have felt relatively safe from the crosshairs of attackers. However, cyberattackers see things differently. With large investments in intellectual property (IP) and evolution of Industry 4.0, manufacturers have become attractive targets.

Today’s smart manufacturing relies on connected networks for manufacturing operations, production asset management, maintenance, and field service. Internet of Things (IoT) devices are critical components of smart manufacturing processes for collecting, aggregating, and delivering data. Complex connected networks and IoT devices—plus extended supply chains—create vast opportunities for attackers to make their way in. Once embedded in the network, it may take an attacker weeks or month to find what they’re after, but if they get to critical systems, catastrophic damage can be done in an instant.

Some losses—such as theft of IP or trade secrets—may never be recovered. Reputation damage and loss of customer confidence have ongoing impact long after an incident of operational disruption. Deception is the most expedient and effective way to mitigate the risk of these targeted attacks. It’s a simple and relatively low-cost undertaking that can provide business leaders and board members with the cyber confidence they’re looking for.

  • Stop IP thieves before they stop you. Detecting attackers as early in the attack lifecycle as possible is crucial. Illusive detects an attacker—whether an insider or outsider—within just a few moves, so you can stop them before they steal IP or disrupt operations.
  • Accelerate cybersecurity improvements. Illusive is agentless, and deploys quickly and transparently in days—not months. For manufacturing companies that have historically underinvested in security, or that have difficulty finding top cyber talent to develop advanced capabilities, Illusive provides a way to rapidly improve protection of critical assets.
  • Meet manufacturing innovation with cyber innovation. While your business is evolving and advancing, Illusive uses AI-driven automation to scale as you grow, adjust the deception environment to help you stay ahead of attacks, and prevent attackers from amassing reliable information about your infrastructure—all with very low administrative overhead.
  • Prioritize alerts and reduce noise in the SOC. Ordinary users cannot see or stumble on deceptions, so there are no false positives. With reliable alerts and the ability to see which compromised hosts are closest to critical assets, security teams can cut through data overload and focus attention where it matters most.
  • Resolve cyber incidents faster. When an Illusive alert is triggered, forensic data is collected instantaneously from the actual site of the attack and is immediately available at your team’s fingertips. API-based integration extends Illusive forensics and risk insights to other technologies in the SOC to support full resolution of cyber events.

“In today’s hostile climate, you never know when a new vulnerability or a new bypass technique may arise. Deception-based technologies are amongst the best to mitigate advanced attackers while providing a higher level of insight into the malicious activity. Illusive Networks offers the most innovative and effective approach to deception technology.”

- Branden Newman, Head of Business Technology Security and Deputy CISO, Merck KGaA

“In today’s hostile climate, you never know when a new vulnerability or a new bypass technique may arise. Deception-based technologies are amongst the best to mitigate advanced attackers while providing a higher level of insight into the malicious activity. Illusive Networks offers the most innovative and effective approach to deception technology.”

- Branden Newman, Head of Business Technology Security and Deputy CISO, Merck KGaA

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