Every phase of the packaging process is susceptible to potential breaches. Its heavy reliance on ICS, embedded computers, PCLs and SCADA systems throughout the production line makes it the perfect target. 

A leading manufacturing company recently transitioned to a publicly traded entity and faced significant challenges with its previous security setup. Relying on traditional security solutions like Splunk and Mimecast, the company struggled with technology flexibility and rigid invoicing models that did not align with its variable operational scale. 

The company operates under stringent 24/7 monitoring to comply with TCLEF (Trade Compliance and Export Laws and Framework) requirements. This rigorous environment exposed vulnerabilities in disparate security technologies especially after a significant security incident highlighted the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures. 

To address these challenges, the company sought a cybersecurity partner that could provide a robust security technology with flexibility in service billing. Accommodating their seasonal business fluctuations, which see a significant influx of users and servers at certain times of the year.

Leveraging Difenda MXDR with extended Email TDR and Endpoint TDR, and Difenda AVM, they boosted productivity with automated processes, achieved greater visibility, and reduced operational costs. 

Our team collaborated closely with the company to develop new automated security playbooks that speed up detection and response times. In addition, we also worked to design custom dashboards that incorporate their specific applications. 

These improvements have increased security visibility, reduced operational costs, and enhanced overall productivity. The utility billing model has been particularly beneficial, enabling the company to scale security operations seamlessly in alignment with their business needs. Without the financial unpredictability of fixed-cost models. 

The cybersecurity challenges facing the manufacturing industry are significant. According to IBM, the manufacturing industry is the second most targeted sector, yet it remains one of the least prepared. In fact, according to Sophos, 36% of manufacturing and production organizations suffered a ransomware attack last year.

To mitigate these threats, regulations like the CCPA and PIPEDA mandate robust policies for cyber security for packaging companies. These laws aim to protect operations from cyber threats, securing both business interests and the integrity of supported supply chains. Despite these efforts, a McKinsey study reveals that approximately 40% of packaging companies are behind in adopting digital technologies. Highlighting a critical gap in embracing necessary advancements.  

A Secure Path Forward 

By partnering with Difenda, the company has enabled advanced cyber security for packaging companies. With improved security measures, flexible billing options, and a commitment to continual improvement and adaptation, the company is well-positioned to maintain its reputation and operational integrity.  


Finally, Cybersecurity is Someone Else’s Job.