“Are you cyber secure?”
An article in the Can Tech International about the latest features of cybersecurity for the can making industry with the managing director of aXite Security Tools.
In recent years the scale and the robustness of cyber attacks have increased rapidly. An often used weapon are the DoS attacks. This is when huge amounts of data are sent to servers, resulting in the servers getting stuck. Hackers try to make companies that they are attacking pay ransomware payments in return for lifting their blockades. Lesser known are attacks relating to operation technology, motivated by confiscating IP or by sabotage. A large game changer in this field was the Stuxnet attack to the Iranian nuclear plant Natanz. The Stuxnet computer worm compromised the industrial controllers brought by an insider with a USB stick. This malicious exploit was installed and caused substantial damage to the equipment.
Cybersecurity in the can making industry
As companies worldwide have become aware of the huge risks cyber attacks present to them. aXite’s team built over the years a cybersecurity practice in operational technology and integrated control systems (ICS) for the can industry. Managing director Bert Willemsen, was in the past sales director in the can making business at Continental Can Europe and Impress. He founded aXite Security Tools in 2013 and over time gathered a big team of cyber specialists with many years of experience around him. In this article Bert Willemsen examines how companies within the can making business can become more conscious when it comes to its cybersurity.
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