- What took us $10 million and 10 years to develop;
they were able to do for $1.4 million in six months.”
– Brett Kingstone; former CEO of Super Vision talking
about what Chinese IP theft did to his company.
- Recently a U.S. furniture company with 100 employees
had designs stolen. “Six months later, the Chinese were
shipping furniture back to the states at half the prices.
That quickly, the company was out of business,”
– Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D., Director of the Douglas and
Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security
Policy at the Heritage Foundation
- “Malware encounters are shifting toward electronics
manufacturing and the agriculture and mining industries
at about six times the average encounter rate across
– Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
Your Options to Protect Your Company from Cyber Criminals:
Give the responsibility to your IT department
The IT department’s role and responsibilities are to keep the networks, systems,
and devices all running so that the business runs smoothly. Cybersecurity’s role
is much different. It must protect the company and even shut it down when the risk
warrants it. Cybersecurity requires specialized skills and training that are
different from the IT professional. Besides, what IT department is not already flat
out with work?
Outsource it to a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)
Ask yourself, how much can a 3rd party vendor in another state or country
possibly know about how my business operates and how to help me to meet
Add full time expertise to your staff
Finding and hiring cybersecurity talent is difficult and becoming more so. “A small
talent pool, an inflated wage bubble and high tension in a virulent attack landscape
have made cybersecurity’s hiring crisis “the billion dollar” problem.” – ZDNet
Add On-Demand Cybersecurity Expertise to support your staff
Bring in cybersecurity talent that understands how cybersecurity methods and tools
can help your business grow and train your staff to build capability, and then serve
as an on-call CISO. Cybersecurity expertise is hard to find and it’s even harder to find
one that understands your manufacturing processes and concerns.
Background: David C. Brown
David Brown is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has
more than 15 years of experience with cybersecurity issues, management, secure systems design, risk assessments, website security, eCommerce, and security training.
He also is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than
30 years of successful business improvement projects.
Examples of some projects that he has delivered include:
- Standardized and consolidated processes and tools across 11 international
- Re-designed the Q/C process for a nuclear reactor-monitoring software product
and reduced cycle time by 91% to deliver more than $100,000 in cost reductions per release cycle
- Invented and patented a method to improve high-tech manufacturing performance
for a Fortune 50 computer manufacturer (Patent #4,995,038)
- Reduced product failure diagnosis process time in manufacturing by 97%