Cyber 9/11: Is The Oil & Gas Industry Sleepwalking Into A Nightmare?
"A cyber attack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack of 9/11,"
Leon Panetta, US Secretary Of Defense, October 11th 2012
Cyber Security within the oil and gas industry is a threat that is, in many cases, being ignored. It has a direct effect in the creation of government regulation and legislation, can have deep financial impact and – in some cases – can even cost lives.
The 2014 Verizon Data Breach report states that 40 per cent of the attacks performed in the manufacturing and mining industry are cyber espionage based. A UK survey revealed that 81 per cent of large companies were digitally attacked, at an average cost of £1 million per company. Similarly, 62 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were digitally attacked in 2014 at an average cost of more than £100,000 per incident.
Eventually, even your company will be a target and the cost of unpreparedness could be crippling.
In this 15 page Oil & Gas IQ report we examine the current state of Oil and Gas Cyber Security and the mammoth price of not being prepared.
In association with FOX IT
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