Next, in respondents from ASEAN whose firms had both OT and IT teams, 36% reported a shared responsibility for OT cybersecurity purchase decisions between the two teams. Also:

  • 75.6% of respondents in the specified ASEAN markets had identified AI attacks against OT as a critical issue at the time, and 76.7% indicated their belief that AI will be key to stopping OT attacks.
  • 80.3% believed the move to cloud computing can reinforce OT security, with 55.6% also indication “it would create increased cybersecurity challenges in the next two years.”
  • 80.8% of the ASEAN-specific respondents in industrial organizations had indicated endorsing a Zero Trust approach as the right strategy, with 21.4% of this group indicating having fully implemented such solutions for their OT/IT environments.