Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry
The global oil industry is expected to spend $1.87 billion by 2018 in cybersecurity. This figure is according to a 2013 study by ABI Research, which states that the oil and gas sector “is connecting its industrial control systems (OT) full of unpatched vulnerabilities to the Internet, where cybercriminals roam in all impunity.”Documented attacks that have historically targeted and damaged energy company IT systems have left OT systems largely unharmed. As operations becomes more integrated with IT systems in support of situational awareness, improved production performance and remote support capabilities the cyber risk aperture widens for OT owner and operators.
Find out how an integrated and intelligent approach to energy industry cybersecurity can help your organization move towards a more stringent application of cybersecurity.