Insufficient Posture of Industrial Cybersecurity –Survey by Trend Micro

In its latest report, Trend Micro surveyed 900 cybersecurity leaders in manufacturing, electric utilities, and oil and gas industries from the US, Germany and Japan, in February-March 2022.

The key findings:

  • 89% of respondents had manufacturing, and energy supplies affected due to cyberattacks in the last 12 months and the ICS/OT disruptions lasted for 4 days or more in almost half of the organizations.
  • The average financial damage amounted to approximately $2.8 million USD.
  • About half of the organizations faced ICS disruptions once every two months.

Still, nearly half (48%) of those who have experienced at least some disruption, did not take enough action to improve their cybersecurity to minimize future cyber risks.

It is necessary to establish a system that can understand what happened, analyze the cause of the incident, anticipate attack scenarios in the ICS/OT environment and implement appropriate security controls.

To find out more about the survey takeaways, download it from https://resources.trendmicro.com/IoT-survey-report.html.

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