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Pharma Cyber Security: How to Tackle Malware Threats

November 20, 2019 / STEFAN LIVERSIDGE

The global pharmaceutical market is expected to grow to almost 1.2 billion by 2021,1 thanks in part to rapid advancements in digital automation and innovation. Unfortunately, these growth-generating strategies also open pharma manufacturers up to new risks. For example, acquisitions and outsourcing create complex, multi-party supply chains with inconsistent levels of IoT/OT security. Increases in R&D funding often lead to more valuable intellectual property (IP) to protect. And, the convergence of IT and OT networks means that an attack in one area can easily spread to another.