Make UK launches cyber protection pilot for members
11 Mar 2019
Manufacturers’ association Make UK has signed a partnership with cyber security experts Vauban Group in order to provide members with protection against attacks on their businesses.
With manufacturing firms third only to banks and government departments as a top target for criminals and hackers, Make UK (formerly the EEF) fears that the perceived threat could deter companies from embracing the fourth industrial revolution.
“With the risk of cyber-attack ever burgeoning, manufacturers need to be urgently take steps to protect themselves. As a sector, if we fail to get this right it could cost UK economy many millions of pounds in lost revenue and missed opportunity,” stated CEO Stephen Phipson
To launch the new service, Make UK has randomly selected 100 member companies to participate in its pilot scheme. Each will receive free cyber security assessment to guard against current and potential cyber threats.
If we fail to get this right it could cost UK economy many millions of pounds in lost revenue and missed opportunity
Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK
CEO of Vauban Group Mitch Scherr added:
“As we enter into the fourth industrial revolution it is imperative that UK manufacturers have effective cyber defences in place to mitigate against the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats we’re seeing today. We congratulate Make UK for their leadership in this area and look forward to working with them to protect their members, all who positively contribute towards the UK’s future growth and prosperity.
“Vauban Group will design and deliver services and solutions that will meet both the business and cyber security needs of all manufacturers, including SMEs, ultimately improving the resilience of the UK’s manufacturing industry."
Make UK members who have not been chosen for the pilot but wish to take part are invited to email Sarah Stein on firstname.lastname@example.org.