Cyber risks facing the automotive components suppliers in Wales will be covered in one of the presentations at this month’s Autolink 2022 conference in Cardiff.
Thales of Ebbw Vale will have two speakers covering the issues which can impact on the products, reputations and security as well as finances of parts and services suppliers in Wales with national and international customers.
International criminals and state backed organisations threaten businesses along with amateur hackers who just want to prove they can penetrate systems while the ever increasing reliance of on-line and remote technologies contribute to the difficulties faced by businesses.
Organised by the Welsh Automotive Forum, Autolink 2022 will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium on 27 September and other speakers will cover Welsh Government support and initiatives, the international automotive market and supply, how the UK is facing the future and what can be done to help firms remain competitive.
Motor traders are also facing risks, according to Car Dealer website.
Dealers face far more of a threat from hackers disrupting their systems than they do from data theft.
That’s according to Ian Mann, founder of cyber security specialist ECSC, who spoke to Car Dealer in the wake of the major cyber attack on Holdcroft Motor Group.
Cyber attacks are a massively serious matter, with the government reckoning they cost UK industry in excess of £10bn a year, said Mann.