These days, there’s no arguing the fact that all sectors are, to a greater or lesser degree, exposed to some kind of cyber-risks.  This is especially true in a world in which more and more organizations are using networks that are connected to external partners and providers, and are starting to adopt IoT systems, increasing the attack surface. One of the sectors where cyber-risks can cause most damage is the manufacturing industry.

These days, the process for manufacturing products, or the components of these products, is becoming increasingly automated thanks to cutting-edge technologies. It is because of the use of these technologies that these companies are among the most vulnerable to cyberattacks and their consequences. Any interruption to these processes could cause multimillion-dollar losses for the victim, as well as triggering a chain reaction for other companies in the supply chain.

To see the devastating effects that a cyberattack on this industry can have, we need look no further than the case of ASCO Industries, a company that manufactures airplane components for companies such as Airbus and Boeing, and which suffered a ransomware attack. After this cyberattack, the company was forced to halt the activity at its plants in Belgium, Canada, the USA, and Germany, delaying production at least a week.

Case study: Aciturri Aeronáutica

Aciturri Aeronáutica is a first level supplier of aeronautic structures, including horizontal and vertical rudders, wing components, airframe components, among others, for leading OEMs: Airbus, Boeing, and EMBRAER. The company also operates as an engine starter business, manufacturing components for major projects for leading firms: SNECMA, Rolls Royce or CFM International.

The challenges

Aciturri Aeronáutica wanted to guarantee a strong protection against cyberattacks and other problems that could threaten the company’s information and its business continuity. Aciturri already had several security solutions, implemented in several layers. However the organization made the strategic decision to continue increasing its cybersecurity.

Aciturri Aeronáutica is highly satisfied with this technology to protect its networks and its data

One of their main worries were targeted attacks and unknown threats that could damage the company, both from inside out outside the internal network. One of the main challenges was to achieve this protection regardless of location—for example, when the user is working outside the office.


To ensure they found the best solution possible Aciturri carried out an in-depth market analysis to evaluate all possibilities. The result? Panda Adaptive Defense was the solution best adapted to the business’s needs.

The TEST environment activation process to test the solution is very simple

and in a few minutes Aciturri’s network was completely protected with Panda Adaptive Defense 360.

The solution

Thanks to the implementation of Adaptive Defense 360, Aciturri has managed to get real time visibility of all the programs and processes running on the company’s computers, regardless of their location. What’s more, with Adaptive Defense 360, all malicious or potentially dangerous applications are subjected to an in-depth analysis by Panda Security’s team of experts. This way, the company’s information and systems are 100% protected.

The solution also provides detailed behavioral reports for each process analyzed, which allows the company to carry out forensic analysis if needs be. In summary, Aciturri Aeronáutica is highly satisfied with this technology to protect its networks and its data.

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