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Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Security Convergence in the Smart Building Technology Market, Forecast to 2022

Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Security Convergence in the Smart Building Technology Market, Forecast to 2022

Automation, IoT, and digitalization are rapidly changing, and enterprise operations and building operations have not made an exception either. Today, smart devices control building management activities including temperature control, access control, lighting control, communication, and safety systems in many enterprises. At the same time, such converged Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) environment has made enterprises more vulnerable to cyberattacks. With diverse protocols, hardware, and software systems, the OT devices controlling building operations provide a heterogeneous environment. Coupled with IT devices and a common network connection, the attack surface expands, providing a thriving ground for cyberadversaries to play on.

This study explores the impact of such IT/OT convergence in smart buildings on the cyber posture of an enterprise. The study provides detailed insights on key market trends, risk posture, market dynamics, and vendor dynamics in this market.
Research Scope
Geographical Analysis:
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Asia-Pacific
North America and Latin America
The base year for the study is 2018 and the forecast period is from 2019 to 2022.
Insights included:
Market Dynamics
Market Trends
IT/OT Security Risk Matrix Across Verticals and Regions
Competitor Analysis and Key Vendor Profiles
Insights for CISOs
Growth Opportunities

Research Highlights
The IT/OT security market for smart buildings is in its early growth stage, contributing to a small percentage of Industrial Cybersecurity Systems (ICS) security vendors. Growing frequency of cyberattacks exploiting gaps in building OT devices is driving remarkable increase in adoption of IT/OT security among enterprises. However, security budget constraint continues to be a significant challenge for growth. Verticals such as healthcare, hospitality, finance, and data centers promise high growth opportunities for vendors in this market owing to the high cost of impact of cyberattacks in these verticals. Technological capabilities, scalability, and interoperability are key factors of differentiation among vendors operating in the IT/OT security market.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market State-360 Degree Snapshot
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Definitions
    • Geographical Segmentation
  • Market Overview
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Penetration
    • IoT Penetration by Region
    • Smart Building Control Devices-Commercial
    • IT/OT Convergence
    • IT/OT Convergence-Merits Versus Risks
    • Notable IT/OT Cyberattacks
    • IT/OT Convergence-Cyber Risks in Smart Buildings
    • BAS
    • BAS-Security Vulnerabilities
    • IT/OT Security-Entry Points
  • Market Dynamics
    • IT/OT Security Ecosystem-Types of Stakeholders
    • Distribution Channels
    • Distribution Channels-Discussion
    • Business Models
    • Regulations and Standards
  • Market Trends
    • Market Impact of Growth Trends
    • Digitization of Building Operations
    • IT/OT Cybersecurity Spend
    • IT/OT Security Implementation Challenges
    • Technology (Mis)Alignment
  • Total IT/OT Security Market Forecasts
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Risks to Frost & Sullivan Market Forecasts
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table IT/OT Security Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2018-2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Business Size
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Business Size
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table IT/OT Security Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2018 and 2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table IT/OT Security Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2018-2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Verticals
      • Table IT/OT Security Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Verticals, Global, 2018 and 2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Verticals
      • Table IT/OT Security Market: Revenue Forecast by Verticals, Global, 2018-2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Verticals
  • IT/OT Security Risk Matrix
    • IT/OT Security Risk Matrix by Verticals
    • IT/OT Security Risk Matrix Discussion by Verticals
    • IT/OT Security Risk Matrix by Country/Region
    • IT/OT Security Risk Matrix Discussion by Country/Region
  • Competitive Analysis
    • Competitive Environment
    • Key Competitor Profile-Aperio Systems (Aperio)
    • Key Competitor Profile-Bayshore Networks (Bayshore)
    • Key Competitor Profile-Check Point Software Technologies (Check Point)
    • Key Competitor Profile-Claroty
    • Key Competitor Profile-Cyberbit
    • Key Competitor Profile-Forescout Technologies (Forescout)
    • Key Competitor Profile-Fortinet
    • Key Competitor Profile-Indegy
    • Key Competitor Profile-Iotium
    • Key Competitor Profile-Radiflow
    • Key Competitor Profile-Siemens Smart Infrastructure
    • Key Competitor Profile-T-Systems Telekom Security (T-Systems)
  • Insights for CISOs
    • Implementation Steps
    • Step 1-Asset Inventory
    • Step 2-Vulnerability, Risk, and Impact Assessment
    • Step 3-Stakeholder Responsibility
    • Step 4-Vendor Selection
    • Step 5-Continued Audit and Improvement
    • Frost & Sullivan Cyber Resilience Model
    • Common Mistakes to Avoid
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Deep Learning and AI
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Partnerships
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Vertical Focus
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Threat Protection
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word
  • Appendix
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • Learn More-Next Steps

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