Why is Cybersecurity important for Oil and Gas?Like critical industries everywhere, oil and gas operations – upstream, midstream, and downstream – make prime targets for cyber threats of all kinds. Sources of those threats are increasingly criminal enterprises, state actors, and so-called hacktivists with political agendas. That’s in addition to solitary hackers using powerful tools readily available on the Dark Web.
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According to the findings, the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations. In fact, just 35 percent of respondents rate their organization’s OT cyber readiness as high. With most respondents describing their organization as having low to medium cybersecurity readiness, 68 percent of respondents say their operations have had at least one security compromise in the past year, resulting in the loss of confidential information or OT disruption.
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As digitalization accelerates in today’s downstream refining and petrochemical facilities, operators need to stay ahead of ever-growing cyber vulnerabilities in the operational technology (OT) layer – prime targets for threat actors – that likely may not be covered by traditional IT safeguards. Unfortunately, too often, that’s not the case for a variety of reasons.