Organizations have significantly matured their security postures since last year in response to operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity threats.
The SANS 2022 OT/ICS Cybersecurity Report, a Nozomi Networks-sponsored SANS Institute survey, finds that in spite of the progress, more than a third (35%) don’t know whether their organizations had been compromised and attacks on engineering workstations doubled in the last 12 months. While organizations are proactively boosting digital defenses, there's work to be done, the survey shows:
ICS Cybersecurity Postures are Maturing
Bud Broomhead, CEO at Viakoo, believes the rise in ransomware and other attacks against OT infrastructure will directly lead to organizations needing more data and information on their OT systems to obtain cyber security insurance. "Even with that cybersecurity insurance around OT and IOT environments will be significantly higher in cost because of these threats. Organizations need to start on their security journey especially with OT. That starts with having asset discovery followed by automated remediation methods," Broomhead says.
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