Concerns about security, information sharing up among industrial control system security pros

Security managers working with industrial control systems are increasingly concerned about security, and worried about insufficient information sharing in the industry, according to a new survey.

This year, 67 percent of respondents said that the threats to the control systems were moderate to severe, up from 43 percent last year, said Derek Harp, director of ISC global programs at Bethesda, MD-based SANS Institute, one of the authors of the report.

“It’s a trend driven by a problem that’s been getting worse,” he said. “There are more incidents being reported, and more awareness at the senior levels of the companies about what their exposures are.”

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