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The Rise of Industrial Ethernet and Why It Matters

The Rise of Industrial Ethernet and Why It Matters

We’ve been discussing the increase in cybersecurity threats faced by the energy sector, particularly oil and gas companies using network-connected devices to monitor and control infrastructure and equipment. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, this operational technology (OT) environment generally lacks adequate security measures, and thus poses a greater risk than the information technology (IT) environment.

Monday, April 10, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (1118)/Comments (0)/
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New Study Confirms Growing Cyber Risk in the Oil and Gas Sector

New Study Confirms Growing Cyber Risk in the Oil and Gas Sector

In a recent post, we discussed the growing cybersecurity threat faced by oil and gas companies as they increase their use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The “high-tech oilfield” relies on these tools to transmit data from pipelines and equipment to central operations centers, where analytics tools are used to detect potential problems and safety concerns. This convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) dramatically increases the risk of a security breach.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (1026)/Comments (0)/
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Cybercriminals Have Set Their Sights on the Energy Sector

Cybercriminals Have Set Their Sights on the Energy Sector

The Associated Press recently reported that oil and gas companies, including some of the largest in the industry that operate along the Gulf Coast near Houston, have become a popular target for hackers. Many companies are using decades-old technology and unprotected wireless signals to connect computer networks to equipment, leaving refineries, pipelines, and chemical plants vulnerable to attack. In fact, the Houston Chronicle reported 350 security incidents and uncovered nearly 900 security flaws at energy companies between 2011 and 2015.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (1102)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
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