Why cybersecurity matters

Cybersecurity has become an essential concern for industrial facilities, particularly those with unprotected Ethernet devices. These facilities, ranging from manufacturing plants to utility services, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals due to the critical role they play in the economy and their potential vulnerability to attacks. The importance of cybersecurity in this context cannot be overstated, as it helps protect against unauthorized access, data breaches, and operational disruptions.

The Vulnerability of Unprotected Ethernet Devices

Ethernet devices in industrial settings, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), and human-machine interfaces (HMIs), are often interconnected to form the backbone of operational technology (OT) networks. When these devices are unprotected, they become easy targets for attackers. The consequences can range from data theft and espionage to sabotage, such as shutting down production lines, causing equipment damage, or even posing safety risks to employees.

Recent Attacks on Industrial Facilities

There have been several notable cyber attacks on industrial facilities in recent years. For instance, the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May 2021, which resulted in the shutdown of the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, causing widespread fuel shortages and panic buying. The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in the pipeline's IT network to gain access and demand a ransom, highlighting the direct impact of cyberattacks on industrial operations. 

Another example is the attack on a German steel mill in 2014, where hackers gained access to the plant's control systems, causing significant damage to a blast furnace. This incident demonstrated the potential for cyberattacks to cause physical damage to industrial infrastructure, beyond just data breaches or financial loss. 

The Cost of Downtime for Small Businesses

For small businesses, the impact of cyberattacks can be particularly devastating. The cost of downtime, which includes lost productivity, lost revenue, and the cost of recovery efforts, can be substantial. A report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that cybercrime would cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, a figure that includes the impact on businesses of all sizes. Small businesses, with their limited resources and often less sophisticated cybersecurity measures, can find it especially challenging to recover from such attacks.

In conclusion, the importance of cybersecurity for industrial facilities with unprotected Ethernet devices cannot be overstated. The potential for significant operational disruptions, safety risks, and financial losses necessitates a proactive approach to cybersecurity. This includes regular vulnerability assessments, implementing robust security protocols, and employee training on cybersecurity best practices. By taking these steps, industrial facilities can better protect themselves against the evolving threat landscape and ensure the continuity of their operations.

Percoissa to Protects Your Business

In today's interconnected world, the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, posing ever-greater challenges to manufacturing and production facilities across America. The rise of Industry 4.0 technologies has brought immense benefits in terms of efficiency and productivity but has also significantly increased the cyber risk profile of these facilities. In this context, the cybersecurity and industrial automation experts at Percoissa Corporation emerge as the paramount choice for protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring uninterrupted operations.

Unparalleled Expertise

Percoissa Corporation stands out for its comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, tailored specifically to the needs of industrial environments. Our team of engineers and cybersecurity professionals is uniquely qualified, possessing in-depth knowledge and practical experience in securing industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) networks. What sets us apart is our commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity developments, ensuring our clients benefit from the most advanced protective measures available.

Cutting-edge Qualifications

At the heart of Percoissa Corporation's expertise are our engineers' qualifications, which include the Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications. These credentials are not just badges of honor; they represent our team's dedication to understanding and mitigating the complex cybersecurity threats that face modern manufacturing and production facilities. The CySA+ certification ensures our experts are proficient in threat detection, analysis, and response, leveraging behavioral analytics to prevent cyberattacks before they occur. Meanwhile, the CEH qualification arms our engineers with the knowledge and tools to think like hackers, identifying vulnerabilities and fortifying defenses from an attacker's perspective.

Proactive and Preventative Measures

Our approach to cybersecurity is proactive and preventative. Percoissa Corporation's engineers are trained to conduct thorough risk assessments, identifying potential vulnerabilities in the network infrastructure and implementing strategic measures to mitigate these risks. We specialize in securing unprotected Ethernet devices, which are often the weakest link in industrial settings, ensuring they are safeguarded against unauthorized access and attacks.

Tailored Solutions for American Industry

Percoissa Corporation is committed to protecting the manufacturing and production facilities that are the backbone of America's economy. We understand that each facility has unique challenges and requirements, which is why we offer tailored solutions designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. From small businesses to large enterprises, our cybersecurity strategies are scalable and adaptable, ensuring optimal protection regardless of the size or complexity of the operation.

A Partner in Cybersecurity

Choosing Percoissa Corporation means not just hiring a service provider but gaining a partner in cybersecurity. Our team is dedicated to providing ongoing support, monitoring, and updates to ensure your facilities remain secure as new threats emerge. With Percoissa Corporation, you can trust that your manufacturing and production facilities are in the most capable hands, safeguarded by experts who are not only trained in the latest cybersecurity standards but are also deeply committed to the integrity and continuity of your operations.


Industrial process control experts with extensive experience in a wide gamut of industries from oil/gas to agriculture, with empasis, certification and modern focus on cybersecurity as it relates to production, manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilties.


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