Study: Industrial firms fail to adopt basic security measures against hackers

By Charlie Osborne, for ZD Net

Dec 06, 2017

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Despite constant data breaches, compromises, and the expensive damage control which follows, the majority of industrial enterprises are failing to protect their businesses according to a new survey.

On Wednesday, U.S. conglomerate Honeywell released new research into the state of security in the industrial sector. Titled, "Putting Industrial Cyber Security at the Top of the CEO Agenda," an in-depth poll of 130 industrial companies revealed that almost two-thirds of those surveyed -- a total of 63 percent -- admitted they do not monitor for suspicious behavior, and 45 percent do not even have a cybersecurity expert or manager in place.

Despite over half of these companies, 53 percent in total, reporting that they have already been the victim of at least one cybersecurity breach, 20 percent still do not conduct regular risk assessments.

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