The respondents of the survey represented the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Globally, over 75% of IT security pros said they prefer enterprise cybersecurity to industrial cybersecurity. In the US, more than 70% would rather protect enterprise networks.
“This is where it’s imperative that CISOs and IT security teams catch up on the importance of OT security, and how it absolutely does fall into their purview. It is essential to recognize that every company in the world relies on industrial networks. For nearly half of the Fortune 2000 – in industries including oil and gas, energy, utilities, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage – these industrial networks are critical components to their business,” Claroty said in its report.