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Majority of critical infrastructure operators admit to lacking adequate security controls

Indegy has published the results of a survey in which 60 percent of executives at critical infrastructure operators say that their organization lacks appropriate controls to protect their environments from security threats. Additionally, nearly half of the 100 respondents indicated that their organizations plan to increase spending for industrial control system (ICS) security measures in the next 12-24 months.

Other key findings included:

  • 35 percent of respondents said they have little visibility into the current state of security within their environment, while 23 percent reported they have no visibility;
  • 63 percent claimed that insider threats and misconfigurations are the biggest security risks they currently face;
  • 57 percent said they are not confident that their organization, and other infrastructure companies, are in control of operational technology security;
  • 44 percent of respondents indicated an increase in ICS spending was planned in the next 12 to 24 months, with 29 percent reporting they were not sure.

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