The purpose of security is to prevent surprises that disrupt business and add cost. When it comes to IT security for manufacturing companies, how you set up and use your ERP system makes a difference in the way you manage security. Manufacturing companies are highly prized targets because of the amount of valuable data that they possess that could be stolen, altered or held for ransom. Whether from an internal or external source, a security breach can have serious repercussions on any manufacturing business. Use these ERP security tips and keep your company out of unnecessary jeopardy.