Industrial Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry

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The oil and gas industry has always faced a unique set of risks. Unlike other sectors where protecting intellectual property (IP) takes center stage in a corporate risk management framework, the physical dangers associated with drilling, refining and transporting petroleum products places the safety of people and the environment at the forefront of risk policies.

When holistically examining how to manage safety risks, it’s easy to overlook the importance of cybersecurity. In recent years, several oil and gas companies have been targets of well-known cyberattacks that affected the safety and stability of their industrial control system environments. The deepening integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks has created many cybersecurity challenges for oil and gas teams, including how to safely secure OT systems at scale.

In this white paper, you’ll learn about:

Strategies for mitigating risk to industrial control systems from the growing connection between IT and OT networks
Emerging trends in the oil and gas industry
The three factors pushing cybersecurity to the top of the priority list for oil & gas stakeholders
Recent attacks on oil and gas organizations, including an analysis of the Shamoon attacks