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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 (1092)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
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 (1075)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
DistribuTECH Event Points to the Need for BGAN

DistribuTECH Event Points to the Need for BGAN

The broadband global area network (BGAN) is a network of three satellites, owned by Inmarsat, that are in stationary orbit around the planet and provide connectivity regardless of location and weather conditions, except in the extreme polar regions.

Friday, February 12, 2016/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (1840)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Connectivity
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