In nearly all organizations surveyed, CISOs are now or will soon be responsible for OT cybersecurity. Also noteworthy, more OT cybersecurity professionals now come from IT security leadership rather than the operations team.
While the number of organizations that did not incur a cybersecurity intrusion improved dramatically YoY (from 6% in 2022 to 25% in 2023), there is still significant room for improvement. In fact, three-fourths of OT organizations reported at least one intrusion in the last year, and nearly one-third of respondents reported being victims of a ransomware attack (32%, unchanged from 2022). Intrusions from malware and phishing increased 12% and 9%, respectively.