Report: Industrial sector must make security top priority in digital transformation

Report: Industrial sector must make security top priority in digital transformation

(SecurityBrief Europe, 5/6/18)

The industrial sector cannot afford to wait until they refresh their entire asset fleet before they secure operations – in fact, they must start today.

Research conducted by Honeywell and LNS Research says that despite many organisations’ plans to explore digital transformation projects, the adoption of cybersecurity capabilities and technology are still low.

The research polled 1004 respondents, of which 130 completed a more detailed IIoT survey. From the detailed survey, the research firm discovered that 40% of companies have started an IIoT initiative.

The report says that digital transformation is a long-term business initiative, not a short-term solution. The top issue that respondents face is the implementation of industrial cybersecurity.

“Industrial cybersecurity is now central to business strategy, not an afterthought. Security at every level should be a prerequisite for the deployment of new technologies,” the report says.

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