The digital transformation strategies that are helping modernize all industries can, in part, be attributed to manufacturing’s fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 improves upon the efficiency and automation protocols of earlier transformations with technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Internet of things (IoT). Through these advances, manufacturers can build and ship better products, more quickly, and for lower costs.
The growth and evolution of ransomware is one of the most destructive trends of the last decade. This explosion has moved ransomware from an economic crime to one with immense global security implications. NATO, the US federal government and military, and the G7 have all recently acknowledged the severity of the ransomware threat and the need for large-scale coordinated response from government and industry.