North America Automation Security Trends

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The Evolving World of Automation Security Due to Advanced Persistent Threats

The study analyzes the automation security trends in North America and the changing landscape of various technologies and strategies in the market. Key go-to-market strategies followed by various solution providers are critically examined. A security strategy model is developed to provide insights for security and automation solution providers. Apart from this, various technology trends in the North American automation security trends market are discussed. The security requirements and trends for three major end–user segments are covered: oil and gas, power and utilities, water and wastewater. Various key regulations affecting the North American automation security trends market are provided.

Executive Summary

Business Insight
1. Changing Tides with Advanced Persistent Threats—Stuxnet’s Rippling Effect in the Security Threat Landscape
2. Beyond Compliance—Regulations to Drive Profitability, Sustainability, and Operational Excellence of Security Solutions

Growth Insight
1. The Next Wave of Growth—Creating an Impermeable Perimeter within the Cloud
2. Implementing Proactive Architectures— Technology Innovation to Combat the Advanced Persistent Threats

Profit Insight
1. Security as Profit Center— Protecting Infrastructure Across Process Critical Industries
2. Strategic Windows of Opportunity—Collaboration, a Key Focal Point for Solution Providers

Mega Trends to Micro Booms

1. Mega Trend
2. Sub Trend
3. Industry Scorecard
4. Growth Partnership Services
5. Micro Booms

What Are Mega Trends and Micro Booms?

Mega Trends
Mega Trends are global, sustained, and macroeconomic forces of development that impact business, economy, society, cultures, and personal lives, thereby defining our future world and its increasing pace of change. Time frames for Mega Trends are X to Xyears.

Micro Booms
Contributing to these Mega Trends are many smaller but compelling trends that are defined in time frames of one year and can offer immediate opportunities for companies that know how to identify and capitalize on them. These are Micro Booms, and the Frost & Sullivan industrial automation & process control (IPC) team is showcasing a series of Micro Boom opportunities in 2012.

Micro Booms—What Will We Be Looking Into?

1. Business Insight: What is it?
This segment details the following:
•What is the market/business about?
•Why invest in the business?
•Which issues and challenges should I be aware of?
•What is the current market state, and where is it headed?
•What are the critical attributes of success within the market?

2. Growth Insight: Why should I care?
This segment details the following:
•What is the market potential and its growth trajectory?
•How is the competitive landscape situated?
•What are the pockets of growth opportunities?
•What are the near-adjacent areas of opportunity that solution providers can leverage?

3. Profit Insight: What should I do about it?
This segment details the following:
•What are my near-adjacent market opportunities?
•How should I package my products to achieve improved margins?
•What should the go-to market and service strategy be?

Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Mega Trends to Micro Booms—Definitions and Tie-ins
3. Introduction—Scope and Definitions
4. First Base—Business Insights
•Business Insight 1
•Business Insight 2
5. Second Base—Growth Insights
•Growth Insight 1
•Growth Insight 2
6. Third Base—Profit Insights
•Profit Insight 1
•Profit Insight 2
7. Top Recommendations
8. Company Profiles
9. Appendix

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North America Automation Security Trends

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