Security priorities of industrial and production businesses are drastically different from service-based industries, according to a new Kaspersky Lab's survey.
A Kaspersky Lab survey of 3,900 IT professionals worldwide, industrial and production businesses shows that industrial sectors can value or under-value certain types of data differently than other businesses.
The survey identified manufacturing; and utilities & energies sectors to have vastly different priorities for securing their IT networks.
21% of manufacturers reported losing Intellectual Property (IP) in the past 12 months, and this is why they gave IP the highest "importance rating" of all 17 business sectors.
Utilities & energy sector assigned IP the lowest rating of importance and had a below-average response when asked if they were specifically targeted by cyber-attacks.
31% of businesses in the manufacturing sector said they are being specifically targeted by cyber-attacks.
Market intelligence data theft
The manufacturing and the utilities & energy sectors suffered from relatively high rates of market intelligence data theft.
However, the manufacturing sector gave market intelligence/competitive intelligence just average importance. In contrast, utilities & energy ranked it the highest of all business sectors.
These sectors are not concerned about losing customer with manufacturing sector reporting the third-lowest and utilities & energy reporting the lowest rates of stolen customer information across all business sectors.
Both manufacturing and utilities & energy sectors are highly concerned about losing internal operational information.
About half of all companies in both these sectors lost some of this information to a data breach incident within the previous 12 months.
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