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Cybersecurity Implications in the US Chemical Industry

  • April 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 54 pages

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As critical infrastructure industries move towards a more connected and integrated operating ecosystem, it becomes crucial for end users to focus on the expanding threat surface areas. This research service identifies the emerging trends and evolving business models for cybersecurity in the US chemical industry. It was developed based on a series of Frost & Sullivan-moderated online discussion boards with participants in the power, chemicals and petrochemicals, and oil and gas industries. The study examines the current state of cybersecurity preparedness, as well as best practices, unmet needs, and industry challenges in the chemical manufacturing and processing, storage, and transportation segments.

Key Findings

Cybersecurity in the Chemical Industry: Key Takeaways, US, 2014

1 Although the overall cybersecurity has improved in the US chemical industry, approximately two out of three attacks are not discovered internally, but are reported by an external agency.

2 The annual budget spent on cybersecurity for smaller companies ranges from to %, while the budget spent on larger companies ranges from to %.

3 Regulatory compliance with government agencies is crucial and chemical companies take penalties seriously because of potential government investigations and fines.

4 In order to combat cyber attacks, it is necessary to ensure the privacy of company data and cybersecurity information sharing within the industry, as well as provide clarity and compliance about regulations.

Table Of Contents

Cybersecurity Implications in the US Chemical Industry
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Key Findings
Key Findings and Future Outlook

2. RESEARCH SCOPE, OBJECTIVES, BACKGROUND, AND METHODOLOGY

Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
Research Scope
Research Aims and Objectives
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Research Background
Research Methodology
Key Participant Groups Compared in This Study

3. DEFINITIONS AND SEGMENTATION

Definitions and Segmentation
Product and End-user Segmentation
System Segmentation
End-user Segment Definitions

4. MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
Current Status of Cybersecurity in the Chemical Industry
Key Areas of Vulnerability
Cybersecurity Pain Points in the Chemical Industry
Types of Threat Vectors in the Chemical Industry

5. MEGA TRENDS AND INDUSTRY CONVERGENCE IMPLICATIONS

Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
Impact of Top Chemical Industry Mega Trends on the Cybersecurity Market
Influence of the Cloud
Remote Capabilities
Future Chemical Plants
Future Solutions—The Chemical Industry and the Internet of Things (IoT)

6. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS

Technology Analysis
Factors Driving Cybersecurity Investments
Customer Perspective
Technology Perspective
Key Emerging Technologies
Security Intelligence

7. CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Chemical Manufacturing and Processing Segment Analysis
Cybersecurity in the Chemical Manufacturing and Processing Segment
Key Solutions
Chemical Manufacturing Digital Footprint
Key Priorities

8. CHEMICAL STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION SEGMENTS ANALYSIS

Chemical Storage and Transportation Segments Analysis
Cybersecurity in the Chemical Storage and Transportation Segments
Key Solutions
Chemical Storage and Transportation Digital Footprints
Key Priorities

9. REGIONAL ANALYSIS—THE UNITED STATES

Regional Analysis—The United States
The United States—Key Findings
Evolving Cybersecurity Regulations in the Chemical Industry

10. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE OUTLOOK—CYBERSECURITY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Conclusions and Future Outlook—Cybersecurity in the Chemical Industry
Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer

11. APPENDIX

Appendix
Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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