System maintenance can be undermined by lack of security coordination

01/25/2013 | PCAdvisor.co.uk (U.K.)

IT security teams and those responsible for maintaining the uptime of industrial systems need to better collaborate to prevent the invasion of threatening malware, writes Matt Hines. The energy industry is regarded as particularly vulnerable in this area. "There's still a culture of organizational bureaucracies and territorialism and little urgency to get things done; everyone reports to their own boss, workers are not pushed to work together, and despite all the attention few CEOs or executives seem focused on the problem," said Avivah Litan, a senior security analyst with Gartner.

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