How well is your industrial internet of things/operational technology (IIoT/OT) infrastructure secured?
If you feel a little hesitant to answer that question honestly, that’s understandable. The fact is, IIoT/OT security practices have been lagging behind other aspects of cybersecurity for some time — as evidenced by the fact that 94% of respondents to a recent survey acknowledged experiencing a security incident involving IIoT/OT in the previous 12 months.
That’s just one of the findings of a new Barracuda report entitled “The state of industrial security in 2022”, based on a survey of 800 participants across multiple industries across the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
The report documents a significant uptick in overall attempted attacks against IIoT/OT systems. Some of these attacks are aimed — like most cyberattacks — at penetrating networks in order to steal or compromise data. But some of them are intended to sabotage or destroy industrial and critical infrastructure itself, which can have catastrophic real-world effects that go far beyond data theft.
Get the details in a new webinar
Join an upcoming live webinar to get a deep dive into all the actionable insights and info revealed in the report. And rest assured, it’s not all bad news.
Along with eye-opening data about the growth of IIoT/OT cyberattacks, you’ll also get an analysis of just how those attacks unfold in the real world. You’ll find out which attack vectors are most commonly exploited, and why. And you’ll see how to harden your organization’s industrial infrastructure against this new wave of attacks.
Here are just a few of the findings to be covered in this webinar:
- Why IIoT and OT security has until now lagged behind other cybersecurity initiatives — and how quickly forward-thinking organizations are catching up
- Which security gaps are most often exploited by criminals and other bad actors — including inadequate remote-access security, lack of network segmentation, and insufficient use of automation
- How to assess your organization’s risk levels and prioritize strategies to mitigate it — along with the measures your global peers are already taking
Now’s the time to level up
It’s not a mystery why so many organizations have inadequate IIoT/OT security. Major legacy capital investments can make it seem dauntingly complex to implement modern protections against today’s sophisticated threats.
But the truth is that by diligently implementing a few key strategies, you can easily make a huge improvement to your industrial security — and remove the incentives that are currently drawing cybercriminals to exploit the gaps in these vulnerable systems.
Take the first step by attending this webinar and getting all the info you need about the current IIoT/OT threat landscape — and about what you need to do to protect them.
Tony Burgess is a twenty-year veteran of the IT security industry and is Barracuda’s Senior Copywriter for Content and Customer Marketing. In this role, he researches complex technical subjects and translates findings into clear, useful, human-readable prose.
You can connect with Tony on LinkedIn here.