The OT cybersecurity executive sponsor faces a formidable challenge amid the competition for funding within an organization, contending with diverse priorities and often lacking comprehensive technical expertise within leadership teams. The struggle lies in navigating intricate technical details to discern the criticality and significance of technology investments.
In addressing this challenge, numerous resources offer advice to operational leaders on cybersecurity matters. However, what remains absent is a comprehensive perspective, acknowledging that technology alone cannot effectively mitigate cybersecurity risks.
In response to this gap, this white paper leverages the insights of multiple Control System cybersecurity specialists from Honeywell with over 15 years of industry experience. Furthermore, it draws upon Honeywell's extensive engagement with executive management in global organizations, providing relevant commentary and perspective. By amalgamating these typically distinct views, operational leaders can attain a broader context to make informed decisions regarding actions and next steps to improve cybersecurity in operational technology (OT) settings.