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Quiz: How vulnerable is your OT?

March 13, 2024
A recent survey of security professionals revealed an eye-opening result: That operational technology is widely vulnerable to intrusion. So, we at SI thought we'd quiz our audience about their OT.

The results of Ponemon Institute polling of 1,056 security professionals in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Africa, released last month, revealed some important findings that serve as a wake-up call for operational technology: Industry generally lacks the resources, expertise, and collaborative processes to effectively mitigate threats and ensure secure access to OT systems.

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Most importantly, the report revealed that industrial OT likely is extremely vulnerable to intrusion, meaning it's wide open to cyber assault.

As a result, Smart Industry decided to quiz our own audience on how they felt about their own OT and gauge whether their systems are likely as susceptible to bad cyber actors, just as the Ponemon Institute report found, or whether you had different answers. So, we at SI invite you to take this brief quiz.

About the Author

Scott Achelpohl

I've come to Smart Industry after stints in business-to-business journalism covering U.S. trucking and transportation for FleetOwner, a sister website and magazine of SI’s at Endeavor Business Media, and branches of the U.S. military for Navy League of the United States. I'm a graduate of the University of Kansas and the William Allen White School of Journalism with many years of media experience inside and outside B2B journalism. I'm a wordsmith by nature, and I edit Smart Industry and report and write all kinds of news and interactive media on the digital transformation of manufacturing.