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Online Safety and Cybersecurity Introduction

As systems to control energy-using manufacturing equipment become more connected to the internet, it is important for plant operations staff to have an understanding of online security risks and to coordinate risk management activities within their organization.

Small businesses may not consider themselves targets for cyber-attacks. However, they have valuable information cyber criminals seek, such as employee and customer records, bank account information, and access to larger networks. They can be at a higher risk for a cyber attack because they have fewer resources dedicated to security.

By addressing risk areas, you can protect your business from damage to information or systems, intellectual property theft, regulatory fines/penalties, decreased productivity, or a loss of trust with customers.