7 Technical OT Security Stats Every CISO Should Know



According to Gartner, by 2025, 70% of OT security incidents will be caused by inadequate security protocols or employee errors, rather than external threats


A study by Deloitte found that 90% of OT organizations experienced at least one security breach in the past two years, with 40% experiencing multiple breaches


The Ponemon Institute reports that the average cost of a single OT security incident is $2.7 million, and the average downtime is 13 hours


According to a survey by SANS, 67% of OT organizations believe that a cyber attack on their OT systems is likely in the next 24 months


The CISA reports that the number of reported OT security incidents in the U.S. increased by 74% between 2015 and 2020.


The ICS-CERT reports that the most common attack vectors for OT systems are phishing emails, watering hole attacks, and remote access


According to the ISA, only 20% of OT organizations have a formal OT security program in place, and less than 50% have conducted a comprehensive OT security risk assessment

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