Most machinery companies are small and medium-sized companies. As is the case with many such companies, many have probably overlooked cyber risks, with the thought being that hacking affects only large financial services companies, health care companies, and retailers. This would be a mistake. Surveys show that most hacks are on small and medium-sized companies and that the risk is growing.
John L. Watkins is the principal of Watkins Law and Mediation LLC. He represents select group of machinery manufacturers and suppliers in negotiating and drafting supply contracts, terms and conditions, NDAs and related documents.