Control Engineering industrial cyber security perceptions and practices survey
In 2009, one out of four industrial users reported that they saw no potential cyber threats that could affect their businesses. That was before Stuxnet and other high-profile criminal incidents. How has the landscape changed? Let us know your thinking on our new cyber security survey.
In 2009, Control Engineering released a survey to determine how industrial users perceive threats to their networks, and what steps they’ve taken to defend against cyber attackers. The results then suggested that companies were moving slowly in recognizing threats and preparing defenses. (Read a summary analysis of that data.) Much has happened in that world over the last four years, including Stuxnet and other high-profile disturbances in a variety of industries.
So the question is, have those perceptions changed in the face of what seems to be a more threatening landscape? A new cyber security perceptions and practices survey, available now, duplicates many of the questions from 2009, along with a few new ones that have emerged with the evolving picture. Take the survey here. Most questions are very straightforward with simple answers and you can complete the process in a few minutes.
Tell us, how do you see the threat? How are you building your defenses?
The results of this new survey will be discussed by two industrial cyber security experts in a free webcast on June 13, and will be the basis for a Control Engineering article. Both participants will provide situational analysis and suggestions for appropriate responses. You can make your voice heard in the discussion, and pick up some practical pointers for protecting yourself.
Peter Welander, email@example.com
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