Cybersecurity provider Fortinet has found that three-fourths of operational technology (OT) organizations reported at least one intrusion in the last year, as outlined in its 2023 State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report.
The company says that the results of its report represent the current state of OT security and point to the opportunity for continued improvement for organizations to secure an ever-expanding IT/OT threat landscape.
The report also indicates ways organizations can strengthen their overall security posture. Organizations can address OT security challenges by adopting the following best practices:
The company says that a platform approach, with open APIs and a robust fabric-ready technology alliance ecosystem, designed to deliver OT-aware features to secure OT environments, enables CISOs and security teams to reduce complexity, increase efficacy in the prevention and detection of ransomware and speed up incident triage, investigation and response.
Fortinet concludes that collaboration across IT, OT and production teams to assess cyber and production risks, specifically ransomware incidents, with the CISO can help ensure awareness, prioritization, budget and personnel allocations.