Mouser Left Banner
Mouser Left Banner
Mouser Left Banner
Mouser Right Banner
Mouser Right Banner
Mouser Right Banner

    Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures

    Honeywell on December 8, 2017, released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.

    The survey – Putting Industrial Cyber Security at the Top of the CEO Agenda – was conducted by LNS Research and sponsored by Honeywell. It polled 130 strategic decision makers from industrial companies about their approach to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and their use of industrial cybersecurity technologies and practices. Among the findings were:

    • More than half of respondents reported working in an industrial facility that already has had a cyber-security breach.
    • 45% of the responding companies still do not have an accountable enterprise leader for cybersecurity.
    • Only 37% are monitoring for suspicious behavior.
    • Although many companies are conducting regular risk assessments, 20% are not doing them at all.

    “Decision makers are more aware of threats and some progress has been made to address them, but this report reinforces that cybersecurity fundamentals haven’t been adopted by a significant portion of the industrial community,” said Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security. “In order to take advantage of the tremendous benefits of industrial digital transformation and IIoT, companies must improve their cybersecurity defenses and adapt to the heightened threat landscape now.”

    The study suggests these three immediate actions for any industrial organization to capture the value of the new technologies:

    1. Making industrial cyber security part of digital transformation strategies;
    2. Driving best practice adoption across people, processes, and technology, from access controls to risk monitoring, and tap external cyber expertise to fill gaps
    3. Focusing on empowering leaders and building an organizational structure that breaks down the silos between IT and OT.

    “Cybersecurity needs to be part of every CEO’s agenda to ensure the effective, immediate and long-term deployment of strategies and technologies such as IIoT,” said Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst, LNS Research. “In short, in order for a business to succeed on its digital transformation journey, it needs to succeed with industrial cybersecurity.”

    LNS Research is a global leader in research and advisory for digital transformation of the industry, delivering technology insights for business executives. Its analysts focus on identifying the metrics, leadership, business process, and technology capabilities effecting change.

    Honeywell’s industrial cybersecurity technologies and expertise address many of the issues identified in the LNS Research study. For more information, please visit and

    ELE Times Research Desk
    ELE Times Research Desk
    ELE Times provides a comprehensive global coverage of Electronics, Technology and the Market. In addition to providing in depth articles, ELE Times attracts the industry’s largest, qualified and highly engaged audiences, who appreciate our timely, relevant content and popular formats. ELE Times helps you build awareness, drive traffic, communicate your offerings to right audience, generate leads and sell your products better.

    Technology Articles

    Popular Posts

    Latest News

    Must Read

    ELE Times Top 10