ransomware in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Resilience Against Ransomware Disruptions

Ransomware operators understand that the manufacturing sector is dependent on keeping production up and running, and any disruption to operations means the organization could be measuring losses by the minute.

When threat actors disrupt a manufacturer’s means of production, they know they have their victim in tight spot and can make huge ransom demands to restore critical systems.

Worse yet, the attackers likely exfiltrated sensitive data before delivering the ransomware payload. This can include proprietary information and intellectual property that could mean the difference in remaining viable and competitive in the marketplace.

Ransomware attacks have been extremely disruptive to the manufacturing sector, with over half of manufacturers reporting they were victimized by ransomware operators within the last year.

Ransomware Poses a Critical Threat for Manufacturing

The threat to the manufacturing sector from ransomware attacks is escalating at an alarming pace:

Ransomware operators victimized 56% of manufacturing organizations between in just the first quarter of 2023.

Only about 35% of targeted manufacturers successfully detected and blocked ransomware attacks.

More than one-third of victims made the decision to pay the ransom demand. Almost one-third of the attacks included the exfiltration of sensitive data.

Legacy security tools were simply not designed to address the unique threat that ransomware presents, and this is why we keep seeing destructive ransomware attacks circumvent these traditional security solutions and impact the manufacturing sector.

How Ransomware Disrupts Manufacturing

Deconstructing the Ransomware Threat

People and Processes

Legacy technology debt, multiple infection vectors, a shortage of security staff professionals, and threat of downtime losses make manufacturing a primary target for ransomware operators.

Downtime and Recovery

From initial detection to full recovery, it takes on average 22 days (about 3 weeks) to restore operations following a successful ransomware attack. Manufacturing providers cannot afford weeks of downtime and closures.

This is why Halcyon enlisted some of the top engineers, data scientists, and threat researchers in cyber security to develop the Halcyon Anti-Ransomware Platform.

Halcyon delivers a purpose-built ransomware prevention solution that provides multiple layers of prevention, detection and recovery through proprietary encryption key material capture that autonomously restores systems to operation in a matter of minutes versus weeks.


Ransomware operators are motivated by profit, and they have vast resources for the development of more advanced attack techniques. Unfortunately, they see the manufacturing sector extremely attractive targets.

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Empowering Manufacturing with Resilience

The new model for building resilient manufacturing organizations requires:

Defense Resilience

Existing EPP/EDR/XDR were not designed to stop ransomware attacks in progress. Halcyon AI/ML models are trained on millions of real-world ransomware attacks to fill the detection and prevention gap left by traditional security tools.


Stop Bypass & Evasion

Ransomware operators disable endpoint security tools with relative ease. Halcyon protects other security tools from being bypassed, unhooked, or blinded during a ransomware attack to increase ROI on all security investments.


Operational Resilience

Ransomware attacks are designed to be disruptive. The unique Halcyon encryption key material capture and anti-data exfiltration features prevent exposure of sensitive data and assure operational resilience against successful attacks.

Halcyon Offers the Most Powerful Ransomware Protection

Legacy security tools are failing to catch the telltale signs of ransomware attacks until it is too late, so we keep seeing destructive attacks circumvent these solutions.

Identify and transfer locker


Halcyon delivers AI/ML-powered next-generation behavioral modeling to detect ransomware precursors, pre-execution blocking of ransomware payloads, and unparalleled evasion protection.

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Deploy Halcyon Agent


Halcyon detects attacker actions to predict and prevent bulk data movement associated with data exfiltration to protect education providers from breaches that lead to costly liability and extortion demands.

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Initiate the Decryption


Only Halcyon delivers proprietary encryption key material capture and autonomous decryption to keep education organizations operational in the face of a successful ransomware attack.

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Halcyon Anti-Ransomware Platform

Halcyon is the only platform to leverage advanced AI/ML detection models specifically trained to defeat ransomware. The unique Halcyon Anti-Ransomware Platform is easy to deploy, does not conflict with existing endpoint security solutions, and provides multiple levels of detection, prevention and recovery against ransomware attacks.

Talk to a Halcyon expert today to find out more and check out our Recent Ransomware Attacks resource site to get near real-time tracking of ransomware attacks, threat actor groups and their victims.

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