Common Manufacturing Business/Mission Objectives
OPERATIONALIZING CYBER RESILIENCE
Manufacturing innovation has two aspects to speed: the rate at which companies develop new products and services, and the rate at which those products and services are delivered to market, all dependent upon cyber resilience.
Five common Manufacturing Business/Mission Objectives provide the necessary context for identifying and managing cybersecurity risk mitigation efforts for the Manufacturing Sector. Other business/mission objectives also need to be addressed, but the following five core objectives map to key cybersecurity practices that support each objective, allowing the Manufacturing Sector to better prioritize actions and resources according to each individual organization’s and each individual user’s defined needs.
“Maintaining Human Safety, Environmental Safety, Product Quality, Production Goals and Trade Secrets” support each objective, allowing Manufacturers to focus on implementing cybersecurity measures against threats that could severely compromise their ability to perform the organization’s essential mission.
1. Maintain Human Safety
Manage cybersecurity risks that could potentially impact human safety. Cybersecurity implementations on the manufacturing system could potentially adversely affect human safety. Personnel must be trained on cybersecurity and safety interdependencies.
2. Maintain Environmental Safety
Manage cybersecurity risks that could adversely affect the environment, including both accidental and deliberate damage. Cybersecurity risk to manufacturing systems could potentially adversely affect environmental safety. Personnel must be trained to understand cybersecurity and environmental safety interdependencies – aligned to physical response protocols.
3. Maintain Product Quality
Manage cybersecurity risks that could adversely affect the quality of products. Protect against compromise of integrity and confidentiality of product data.
4. Maintain Production Goals
Manage cybersecurity risks that could adversely affect product goals. Cybersecurity risk on manufacturing systems could potentially adversely affect production goals. Personnel must be trained to understand cybersecurity and production goal interdependencies.
5. Maintain Trade Secrets
Manage cybersecurity risks that could lead to the loss or compromise of the organization’s intellectual property and sensitive business data.
ALIGNMENT OF CYBERSECURITY GOALS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS
To align cybersecurity goals with overall mission success, for each of the above Manufacturing Business/Mission Objectives, there are sub-categories for each Function to achieve cyber resilience (refer to “Functions” column).
This allows the manufacturer to focus on implementing cybersecurity measures against threats that could severely compromise their ability to perform the organization’s essential mission.