Cybersecurity: A warning for packaging operations


Hackers, ransomware and cyberattacks: What does it mean to a modern packaging production facility where connectivity is crucial? And what can be done?

Your production operations have been optimized with advanced servo-driven machinery, wireless communications, remote access for troubleshooting and other advanced automation resources and tools that deliver higher efficiency, lower downtime and ongoing cost savings.

What’s not to like? That would be the potential for opportunistic hackers and criminals to attack those systems with ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. Seems there’s a dark cloud behind every silver lining and perhaps more so than ever for packagers and machinery builders in a highly connected, industrial internet of things (IIoT) environment.

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