For many manufacturing companies—and food and beverage are no different—cybersecurity events are happening more often than you think.
These cyberattacks include the all-too-familiar ransomware outbreaks, theft of intellectual property (recipes, customer lists, product research, etc.), or attacks that may even cause an operational problem with a processing or packaging line. And, it’s quite possible that because of a cyberattack, food safety could be threatened or compromised. Unfortunately, the number of events reported to law enforcement is the tip of the iceberg—most go unreported, because talking about a cyberattack is a little like airing dirty laundry.