Every year, industrial and manufacturing companies suffer losses totaling many millions as a result of external attacks on their information systems and internal violations perpetrated by their employees.
Such losses not only lead directly to a reduction in income and an increase in the costs of products for consumers, they pose a threat to production secrets, damage the perception of the company’s brand and impose unforeseen financial obligations.
Safety of Production Secrets
It has become possible to prevent such leaks through using InfoWatch products, which are capable of recording attempts by employees to forward secret documents outside the organization, as well as to identify the activities of those conducting industrial espionage.
Regular Management of Production and Optimization of Business Processes
The planned optimization of business processes is heavily complicated by relics of the past in the form of ‘patchwork’ automation, which has been developed over the years and is still retained in many companies today. In some companies, there are several dozen uncoordinated, ‘homegrown’ systems. It has become clear that this situation not only continues to create barriers to planned development, but also seriously threatens to undermine the business. To ensure that such software operates properly requires information security teams to pay greater attention to undocumented capabilities and implants specially prepared by programmers that can, at the behest of the author, copy confidential information in order to sell it on, introduce changes to financial documents for the benefit of third parties, and cause other material damage to the organization.
InfoWatch solutions enable you to audit the code in business applications and the modifications that have been made to them, to identify vulnerabilities and undocumented capabilities, and thus prevent unsanctioned access to data and information leaks. Together with our partners, InfoWatch can conduct an expert assessment of the company’s information security and determine the level of compliance with regulatory requirements, and also propose effective measures to protect the company’s information assets.
Improving Time Management
This type of activity not only has a detrimental effect on productivity, but incurs an additional risk that the company’s confidential information will be shared on public Internet sites.
Timely work with employees can help to reduce significantly the risks of confidential information being leaked to competitor organizations, and it also saves the company from encountering potential problems resulting from the disclosure of corporate secrets on popular Internet sites. Moreover, InfoWatch solutions enable you to increase the efficiency of your staff, to prevent unethical behavior and erroneous activities on the part of employees, to track the reaction of staff to new policies and to react quickly to HR threats.
Continuity of Production Processes
Information security teams are obliged to focus on preventing any unlawful activity to guarantee continuity of operations within the company. InfoWatch products provide a reliable technological means of resolving such challenges, to prevent data leaks and monitor infrastructure.
Why is this Important?
Particular attention should be paid within manufacturing companies to controlling the flow of information in the following categories:
- research and development documents;
- drawings, diagrams, plans;
- media recordings – soundtracks, sound recordings, films, broadcasts;
- large graphical files which could contain scanned drawings, contracts, technical specifications;
- software code;
- formulas, descriptions of new technology, etc.