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Emerging Technology Analysis: Cyber-Physical Systems Security Is an Opportunity for Security Product Managers

Published: 06 November 2019

ID: G00450432

Analyst(s): Ruggero Contu , Katell Thielemann


Convergence of IT, OT, IoT and physical assets is driving the emergence of cyber-physical systems security solutions that manage disparate security elements holistically. Product managers must evaluate the opportunities arising from requirements stretching the logical-physical security dimension.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Low Market Maturity and Vendors’ Unpreparedness Are Behind Current Low Adoption
    • A Variety of Departments and Roles Takes Part in the Selection and Approval Process of CPS Security Solutions
    • Industry Use Case Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Expanded Responsibilities of IT Security Teams Are Driving Demand for New Product Integrations and Capabilities
    • Stand-Alone Specialist OT and IoT Security Players to Be Most Challenged
    • Interoperability Across Disparate Environments Is the Key Challenge for Potential CPS Security Providers
    • Time and Space Are New Dimensions for CPSs
  • References

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