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How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks
This article is the second installment in a five-part series outlining best practices when it comes to "Cybersecurity for Manufacturers." These recommendations follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, which has become the standard for the U.S. manufacturing sector. In part one of the MEP National Network five-part series on “Cybersecurity for Manufacturers,” we covered how to spot infrastructure weaknesses that open the doors to cyber attacks. Mitigating these threats takes more than a single anti-virus upgrade; it requires ongoing vigilance. But protecting your systems doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how to begin. Limit Access to Your User Data & Information. Limiting access to your valuable user data reduces the chance for human error, which is the number-one information security threat. If an employee leaves your company, or transfers to a different company location, take protective action immediately, including deleting passwords and accounts from all systems and collecting company ID badges and entry keys
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