Cybersecurity in Smart Factories

Cybersecurity in Smart Factories

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Cybersecurity in Smart Factories

The Objective of the Study

A leading research and consulting organization wanted to understand the current state of cybersecurity preparedness of organizations with regards to their smart factory value chain.

The overall objective of this study and interviews focused on: -

  • To explore the current preparedness of manufacturing organizations against cyberthreats in smart factories.
  • Understand organizations’ perspective on distinction between IT and OT cybersecurity preparedness
  • Ascertain the building blocks to cyber-secure smart factories

Key Screening Points


  • Executives should be from the cybersecurity function from large manufacturing organizations.
  • Respondents must be leading or closely associated with their organization’s operational technology cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Annual revenues should be more than $1 billion and at-least 20% of the organizations should have more than $10 billion revenues.
  • 40% experts should be senior female officials.

Key Discussion Points

  • Determine the key challenges that hinder a holistic cybersecurity implementation and response.
  • Uncover key challenges plaguing cybersecurity in smart factories.
  • What are the business challenges or pain-points when dealing with the clients?
  • Assessing how organizations detect, respond, and mitigate cyber-threats on their smart factory value chain.

Industry-wise segmentation

HBG Solution

  • Within 8 weeks, HBG team successfully identified, mapped, and conducted interviews using CATI methodology with 1000 experts across the globe.
  • Our team screened these experts following a 2-step validation process: -
    • Mapped and shortlisted experts matching the scope while using our proprietary internal database and supplementing top sources such as LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, D&B etc.
    • Validated all shortlisted profiles while screening every prospect over the phone and scheduling them for the interview basis their availability.
  • With 100% success rate, HBG team screened and conducted interviews with relevant respondent basis client’s expectations
  • Our team met the overall quota within the provided timeframe and ensured high quality experts are on-boarded.
  • Data deliverables was shared in Excel reformat which helped our client to move ahead & apprehend the research further.

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