How much of a concern is protecting critical infrastructure and how should organisations go about doing this pragmatically?

January 20, 2022

The Panaseer Team

By 2025, 30% of critical infrastructure organisations will experience a security breach that will result in the halting of an operations system or mission-critical cyber-physical system, according to Gartner.

Critical infrastructure security has become a primary concern for governments around the world, with the US, UK, EU, Canada and Australia each identifying sectors deemed ‘critical infrastructure’, for example, communications, transport, energy, water, healthcare and public facilities.

In some countries, critical infrastructure is state-owned, while in others, like the US, private industry owns and operates a much larger portion of it.

“Governments in many countries are now realising their national critical infrastructure has been an undeclared battlefield for decades,” said Ruggero Contu, Research Director at Gartner. “They are now making moves to mandate more security controls for the systems that underpin these assets.”

A Gartner survey showed that 38% of respondents expected to increase spending on Operational Technology (OT) security by between 5% and 10% in 2021, with another 8% of respondents predicting an increase of above 10%…

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