Hackers can lead to costly downtime due to lost or stolen data, and systems integration expert Boulting Technology wishes to stress that companies which are reliant on IT systems need to be aware of the risks.
Boulting has released an infographic detailing the world’s top five industrial computer viruses, in order to educate manufacturers on the lack of preventative measures inherent in their systems.
For Boulting Technology, preventative measures are essential to avoid the consequences of leaving systems open to viruses. The infographic describes some of the most notorious viruses of the digital age thus far, and how they have impacted businesses.
Nick Boughton, Sales Manager at Boulting Technology, said: “Cyber security has become top of the agenda for many businesses over recent weeks, following the Wanna Decryptor (WannaCry) ransomware attack in May, which crippled the NHS and many other organisations across the globe.
“While it is difficult to predict the likelihood of a virus targeting a computer, companies should take preventative measures, like installing antivirus software, to ensure they are not at risk of losing data.
“Legacy systems can present numerous problems as they do not contain as many safeguards as newer systems. At Boulting Technology we develop and install bespoke control systems which aid in both highlighting and resolving potential problems.
“Our infographic highlights the importance of protecting against hacking and viruses. Computer security researchers are constantly developing ways to enable antivirus solutions to more effectively detect, prevent and destroy new viruses, however it is up to businesses themselves to ensure they are protected.”
See below for the infographic.