Organizations are advancing their efforts, investing in OT cybersecurity programs –ICS cybersecurity postures are maturing – OT/IT convergence is the norm
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-ICS cybersecurity postures are maturing – 2019 trends
most organizations are now taking ICS threats seriously and are making solid progress in maturing their security postures.
42% saw their control system security budget increase over the past two years (vs. 29% in 2017).
69% have conducted a security audit of their OT/control systems or networks in the past year.
60% now proactively depend on trained staff to search out events, up 23% from 2017.
62% have a well-defined (documented) system perimeter or boundary for their OT/control systems.
51% are using continuous active monitoring to detect vulnerabilities.
44% now use anomaly detection tools to identify trends (up 9% from 2017).
45% say they are now detecting compromise within 2-7 days of the incident. 53% of those say they move from detection to containment within 6 to 24 hours.
46% say increasing visibility into control system cyber assets and configurations is a 2019 priority.
28% say implementing anomaly and intrusion detection tools on ICS networks is a 2019 priority.
-OT/IT convergence is the norm – 2019 trends
most organizations now embrace OT/IT convergence – while there’s still much to do as organizations work to align their corporate priorities and maintain their budgets.
65% say the current OT/IT collaboration level is moderate or better.
54% say the CISO/CSO establishes security policy around OT assets while, for 42%, the IT manager bears primary responsibility for implementation of the related controls.
60% of organizations first consult a variety of internal resources when signs of an infection or infiltration of their control system cyber assets or network are detected.
84% either have implemented, are implementing or plan to implement a strategy to address OT/IT convergence.
30% say investing in general cybersecurity awareness programs for employees including IT, OT and hybrid IT/OT personal is a top priority for 2019.
27% say bridging IT and OT initiatives is a top priority for the year.