How to be compliant, secure and innovative in manufacturing cybersecurity

Manufacturers must balance the pressures of innovation and operational efficiency while meeting cybersecurity standards. Sensitive supply chains, industrial control systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, data repositories, physical locations and network infrastructure are all vulnerable to cyberattacks. Infosec IQ empowers employees with the knowledge and skills needed to create a more cyber secure manufacturing organization. Schedule time below to learn more about ongoing and proactive security awareness training. 

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Why security awareness training is essential

What cyber threats are manufacturers facing?

Manufacturing is the top industry for cybercriminals. By empowering your workforce with Infosec IQ security awareness training, you can reduce the threat of disrupted operations, exposed sensitive data and infrastructure, and reduced customer and stakeholder trust. 


Ransomware and extortion attacks are at an all-time high. Nearly one-third of data breaches now involve these tactics, leading to operational disruption and financial loss. 

Data breach 

The number of U.S. data compromises increased by 78% last year. These compromises expose sensitive data, damage client trust, and often lead to costly regulatory and operational consequences. 

Supply chain attacks 

Breaches due to software supply chain issues grew by 68% last year. Issues with partners or third-party software can have a larger ripple effect that negatively impacts your organization. 

Intellectual property theft 

In 2023, more than $1.1 billion in U.S. intellectual property theft and commercial fraud was tracked. Manufacturing cybersecurity helps protect sensitive data, prototypes and designs from theft. 

Why is manufacturing so attacked?

With a complex and interconnected environment, manufacturing cybersecurity is unique and challenging. Manufacturers need a multifaceted approach that empowers every worker in the organization to follow best practices for protecting intellectual property, data and systems. 

Siloed IoT and Operational Technology (OT) 

IoT and OT historically operated in their own silos but are increasingly interconnected. A lack of cohesion and operational efficiency creates potential vulnerabilities and opportunities for attackers to slip in. 

Value of intellectual property 

From product designs to proprietary prototypes, manufacturers create and protect highly valuable assets. This intellectual property is extremely valuable to competitors and the black market. 

Supply chain complexity 

Global supply chains involve partners and third parties with varying levels of cybersecurity. Attackers may use a less sophisticated vendor as a stepping stone to a more valuable manufacturing organization. 

How do manufacturers become more cyber secure?

Cybersecurity depends on all your employees — from machine operators to production supervisors to IT operations. With a security awareness training program designed specifically for the manufacturing industry and the roles of your workforce, you can build a culture of cybersecurity that strengthens your resilience against manufacturing threats.  

How Infosec supports Manufacturing

Infosec IQ provides a security awareness training platform that empowers employees with the knowledge and skills to reduce their overall cyber risk. 

We’ll help you streamline your security awareness training program by providing time-saving automations and tools. The platform offers:

  • Over 2,000+ interactive training resources in various styles, formats, themes and languages.
  • Pre-built training program plans that make launching a turnkey, engaging and effective program easy.
  • Out-of-the-box reports and dashboards that surface actionable data and show the success of your program.
  • Hands-on, in-the-moment training to reinforce cybersecurity best practices.

Our industry- and role-based cybersecurity awareness training personalizes and contextualizes education. This approach prepares your workforce to defend against the cyber threats they’re most likely to face.

We've created security awareness training plans that can be easily integrated into your calendar. Manufacturing companies often handle sensitive data subject to industry-specific regulations and compliance standards. Cybersecurity training ensures employees understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining compliance, reducing the risk of regulatory penalties or legal consequences. 

Our built-in automations make it easy for you to implement one of these training plans in just a few clicks. Our automated reports allow you to keep stakeholders informed on the progress of your program without having to lift a finger. 


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What are the compliance standards for manufacturing cybersecurity?

Like other industries, the compliance standards for manufacturing cybersecurity are continually evolving. Infosec IQ helps manufacturers meet the security awareness requirements of many of the most common frameworks and standards used by organizations. 

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF): This modern cybersecurity framework supports businesses of all sizes through a five-pillar process: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): For Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and vendors, the CMMC requires manufacturers to meet different levels of verification dependent on their involvement in DoD contracts.
  • IEC 62443 Standards: IEC 62443 is the go-to model for securing operational technology and provides an international set of standards for automation and control systems.
  • ISO 27001: IS0 27001 is an international standard focused on information security. It helps organizations prove to customers and partners that their data is secure 

How do manufacturers stay cyber secure as the landscape evolves?

IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, robotics and complex supply chains are likely to have significant impacts on the security of the industrial sector. Manufacturers need to stay ahead of these changes and ensure their workforce is prepared to defend against new threats 

  • Relevant, role-based training: With Infosec IQ, you can easily create a role-based program that educates your workforce on the most common and relevant threats. Infosec IQ’s extensive content library is updated weekly so employees can continuously learn from fresh and engaging content.
  • Impactful, pre-built plans: Infosec IQ provides pre-built security awareness plans and automates learning management, training campaigns and phishing simulation so you can create an impactful, ongoing program — and save time.
  • Proven outcomes and culture: Infosec IQ security awareness training leverages proven learning design principles to deliver relevant outcomes. Nine out of ten clients agree that Infosec IQ has helped them create a strong cybersecurity culture that has made their organization more secure and cyber-resilient.
  • New and emerging cyber threats: Infosec IQ helps keep your organization ahead of the new and emerging threats with training resources on new technologies — such as how to use generative AI safely — trending cyber scams and the latest data breaches. 


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We've created security awareness training plans that can be easily integrated into your calendar. Manufacturing companies often handle sensitive data subject to industry-specific regulations and compliance standards. Cybersecurity training ensures employees understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining compliance, reducing the risk of regulatory penalties or legal consequences. 

Our built-in automations make it easy for you to implement one of these training plans in just a few clicks. Our automated reports allow you to keep stakeholders informed on the progress of your program without having to lift a finger. 

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Frequently asked questions

What is compliance training for cybersecurity?

Compliance training is employee education required by legislation or regulations. Compliance training may also refer to education mandated or recommended via industry standards, frameworks or internal policies. Although some compliance mandates specify training topics or types, many include general requirements (e.g., provide annual security awareness training for all employees).

What are some examples of compliance training?

Compliance training is woven into our programs, so specific examples depend on the role, the job level, the goal of the employee and the courses necessary to fulfill their needs. Infosec IQ offers training for a variety of compliance needs: HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX, FERPA, GDPR, OWASP, DFARs and more. In addition, our Infosec Skills technical training and live boot camps help ensure you meet 8140/8570 certification requirements, help prepare for CMMC assessments, and align with other frameworks and best practices, such as the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework and Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity.

What is included in compliance training?

Meeting compliance is one part of security awareness training, but it is a crucial element for doing business in our interconnected world. Our programs are built to include training that helps you stay compliant with industry-recognized regulations, like HIPPA, PCI, DSS, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, and more. 

In addition, all of our technical training maps to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and our certification boot camps ensure you stay compliant with DoD 8570.01-M.

How do I implement compliance education?

Cybersecurity compliance training teaches the best practices and protocols to protect sensitive information. It empowers employees to identify and respond to potential security threats, helps them take responsible online action and keeps the importance of data privacy top-of-mind.


Implement compliance measures in your organization in a few steps:

  • Assess and identify the relevant compliance requirements, from industry-specific regulations to general best practices.

  •  Develop policies and procedures to address requirements: define roles, establish protocols and create documentation.

  • Provide training and education to all employees to ensure they understand and adopt best compliance implementation practices.

  •  Include regular audits and monitoring processes to assess compliance levels and identify areas for improvement. Keep up with evolving compliance standards with consistent communication and updates.

  • Establish a culture of compliance, where everyone feels invested in maintaining a secure and compliant environment.

My organization is required to provide security awareness training for every employee. Does Infosec IQ cover this requirement?

Yes. The Infosec IQ security awareness and simulated phishing platform includes everything you need to deliver — and document — security awareness training for all employees and prove compliance.

How can I achieve NIST Cybersecurity Framework compliance for security awareness training?

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a voluntary set of standards, guidelines and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Framework outlines five core functions used to help organizations organize basic cybersecurity activities: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. The Protect function identifies security awareness training as a key component to an effective cybersecurity program.

To align with NIST recommendations, organizations should ensure “personnel and partners are provided cybersecurity awareness education and are trained to perform their cybersecurity-related duties and responsibilities consistent with related policies, procedures, and agreements.”

NIST provides guidance on security awareness and training topics in its special publications and encourages organizations to train employees on phishing, social engineering, password security, safe web browsing, physical security and more.

All Infosec IQ security awareness training content is mapped to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and special publication recommendations to make it easy for any organization to build an effective employee training program into their cybersecurity strategy.

How can I fulfill mandatory security awareness training while keeping my training program fun and engaging?

Mandatory security awareness training doesn’t have to be boring. The most effective security awareness training blends training topics and best practices with relevant scenarios, engaging storytelling and relatable characters. This allows you to keep employees engaged and inspire behavior change while accounting for compliance requirements.