Survey Says Industrial Cybersecurity Is A Low Priority

Honeywell’s recent study shows industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe. The survey – Putting Industrial Cyber Security at the Top of the CEO Agenda – was conducted by LNS Research and sponsored by Honeywell. It polled 130 strategic decision makers from industrial companies about their approach to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and their use of industrial cyber security technologies and practices. Among the findings were:

• More than half of respondents reported working in an industrial facility that already has had a cyber security breach.

• 45% of the responding companies still do not have an accountable enterprise leader for cyber security.

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• Only 37% are monitoring for suspicious behavior.

• Although many companies are conducting regular risk assessments, 20% are not doing them at all.

 

The study suggests these three immediate actions for any industrial organization to capture the value of the new technologies:

  1. Making industrial cyber security part of digital transformation strategies;
  2. Driving best practice adoption across people, processes and technology, from access controls to risk monitoring, and tap external cyber expertise to fill gaps
  3. Focusing on empowering leaders and building an organizational structure that breaks down the silos between IT and OT.

 

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