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Cyberattack disrupts Simpson Manufacturing

SiliconAngle reports that U.S. engineering firm and building materials producer Simpson Manufacturing had its IT infrastructure and apps disrupted as a result of a cyberattack. Some operational disruptions are still expected although immediate action has been taken to mitigate the attack, including taking down certain systems, said Simpson Manufacturing in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. No further information regarding the intrusion has been provided but KnowBe4 Data-Driven Defense Evangelist Roger Grimes noted that social-engineering techniques and vulnerable software may have been exploited by threat actors behind the compromise, which should prompt more robust employee cybersecurity awareness programs. Moreover, growing cyber threats against manufacturing have been noted by Swimlane Lead Security Automation Architect Nick Tausek to require the implementation of necessary tools. "Proper tools include low-code automation, which removes the need for heavy coding from users and allows full visibility into IT environments, ensuring the highest level of protection over valuable human information and providing security teams with alerts in real-time that can assist in thwarting any potential threats," added Tausek.

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