Cybersecurity: Preventing Infection in a Body of Data
The oil and gas industry is increasingly characterized by complex connectivity, but our digital dependency brings a new realm of cyber risks. Are we cyber-ready?
Pemex Suffers Cyberattack, Hackers Demand Ransom of Nearly $5 Million
The ransomware attack that began over the weekend is reportedly still affecting the national oil company’s payment systems, which may have wider impacts on its supply chain. For now, the company says its upstream and downstream operations are running normally.
As Oil and Gas Data Multiply, so Do the Cybersecurity Threats
Saudi Aramco, BP, and Schlumberger pride themselves on staying at the forefront of digital technology development and deployment. But an equally daunting challenge for the industry heavyweights is keeping their ever-expanding digital systems secure.
The Cloud Offers Opportunity for Oil and Gas Cybersecurity
The author argues that the advent of cloud technology should not be regarded as a further challenge to security but an opportunity to revitalize and improve a company’s defenses dramatically.
Cybersecurity for Upstream Operations
Optimizing the design, function, and benefits of the logical cyber-representation of physical asset environments is an evolving trend for the oil and gas industry to gain operational efficiency.
Cyberattacks Pose Increasing Industry Threat
Cyberattacks are an increasing threat globally to businesses and organizations, very much including the oil and gas industry, with operating activity of all kinds exposed as well as information technology networks.
FBI Expert: Companies are Cyber-Threat Targets Whether They Think So or Not
A computer scientist with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation says that oil and gas companies must do more to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Keeping up with Hackers: What CEOs Lose Sleep Over
A new survey shows oil and gas CEOs are most worried about cybersecurity and the speed of technological change.
Industrial-Sized Cyber Attacks Threaten the Upstream Sector
Cyber threats have expanded beyond data breaches and the theft of intellectual property. Drilling and production assets are at risk of being disrupted or destroyed due to vulnerable control systems.
As Attacks Rise, Prime Target Remains IT Networks
Second only to the power and utility sector, the oil and gas industry is experiencing a higher frequency of cyber attacks than any other industry. The vast majority of penetrations are in the information technology (IT) networks that run a company’s daily business.
Control-System Cybersecurity: Staying Ahead of Evolving Threats
The benefits of modern industrial control systems have never been greater. A baseline system security image, as a start, allows a vessel owner or operator to understand the security risks.
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