Report: Forrester & ForeScout Research: IoT & OT Security Challenges

Forrester and ForeScout Research on IoT and OT Security Challengese
Forrester and ForeScout Research on IoT and OT Security Challenges

New Report: Forrester and ForeScout Research on IoT and OT Security Challenges

Link: https://www.forescout.com/iot_forrester_study/

Published: 8 November 2017

ForeScout commissioned Forrester Consulting to see if organizations can adequately and accurately secure their networks with the rise of IoT-connected devices. The study sheds additional insight into this issue that may be surprising:

  • 77% of companies admit that increased usage of IoT devices creates significant security challenges
  • IoT is forcing 76% of surveyed security leaders to re-asses how they secure their networks
  • Individual lines of business—who often work with operational technology and traditional security teams, such as a security operations center—often don’t see eye to eye on how IoT-connected devices should be managed
  • Satisfaction with IoT security is high but doesn’t hold up when tested with an audit
  • Security risk that companies are willing to tolerate in relation to compliance requirements for IoT security is higher than expected