The Need for Improving Remote Access Security

Barracuda Networks published its latest report on “The state of industrial security in 2022”. 800 managers responsible for IIoT/OT participated in a global survey fielded in April 2022, from a broad range of industries, in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

94% of the organizations surveyed experienced a security incident in the last 12 months, and 87% of them reported that their operations were impacted for one day or more.

One of the survey’s findings is that remote access security requires immediate attention, putting in place robust security and authentication measures. Only 1% of respondents are using Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) for either internal or external users and privileged access management is applied in 49% of the organizations surveyed.

Improving organizations’ access management could increase the level of protection significantly. IoTAC with its Front-end Access Management (FEAM) system implements such an IAM solution, which satisfies key Zero Trust security requirements, and can be simply integrated also into weakly protected legacy environments to substantially improve their security levels.

The Barracuda report can be downloaded here.

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