But there’s another major differentiator you should know about—one that may not be flashy but is of critical importance to us and our customers. We’re talking about our rigorous commitment to cybersecurity to ensure the safety of your sensitive data.
The digitization of information has made life much easier for precision machine shops and their customers. However, now that most information exchanges occur online, it’s also easier for cybercriminals to access sensitive data.
Ransomware attacks—in which hackers lock organizations out of their own information in exchange for a hefty sum of money—are on the rise and have become the most dominant cybersecurity threat in manufacturing. These attacks are concerning not only because they can be extremely expensive and disruptive, but because someone external to the company has access to all data including customer files.
In many cases, cybercriminals look for “easy targets” in the form of small to mid-sized vendors as a way of gaining access to their customers’ (i.e., larger companies’) private information. This tactic puts precision machine shops in the direct path of attackers, and defending against potential threats is a responsibility that Wagner Machine takes very seriously.
We are committed to ensuring that all of our customers’ sensitive data is protected when they work with us. Because we work with large customers in the medical, defense, and aerospace industries, all our customers receive the benefit of the most robust cybersecurity protocols. Most precision machine shops of our size (or many times our size) haven’t invested as heavily as we have in cybersecurity, and we take pride in this key differentiator.
We even hired an in-house Chief Information Officer, Kyle Blocher, to provide dedicated cybersecurity expertise—something you won’t find at many other small to mid-sized shops. He works on custom software, reviews our infrastructure, coordinates with external IT resources, and helps us identify and implement solutions to improve cybersecurity on an ongoing basis. Some of these solutions include:
We want you to feel confident that you can trust Wagner Machine with your sensitive data. Our team is committed to prioritizing cybersecurity now and into the future to provide you with the assurances you need. Request a quote using our (secure!) form, and let’s work together on your next project!