Two cyber campaigns have been identified that have been highly focused on particular parts of the oil and gas industry, using the same spyware Trojan, by security company Bitdefender.
The oil and gas industry has been battered by a perfect hurricane of the three Cs: coronavirus, climate concern and a collapse in crude prices. But a fourth big C, a perennial threat to the health of the sector, lurks in the background and could cause even greater damage than usual in today’s fraught operating environment.
The chairman of the Health and Safety Executive has called out “complacency” on cyber security within oil and gas and other sectors across the UK.
Across the energy industries, it’s now commonly recognized that if you have critical infrastructure, you are not only at risk, but will likely experience a cyber incident at some point. So, what can you do to mitigate this risk, and what cyber security myths still exist in the industrial digital journey?
The North Sea oil industry has been warned of the cyber security threat from “angry” workers facing rota changes.
While many countries are already taking decisive steps to try and reduce their carbon footprint, the global cost of inaction on climate change is estimated to reach US $23 trillion a year by 2020. But what more can the energy industry be doing to help bring about change?
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All businesses are "a potential target" for lethal cyber-attacks, a data chief has warned.
If you haven’t noticed intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets being removed from your business, then you probably aren’t looking hard enough.
The Scottish Government has announced funding of more than £1million to grow the country’s cyber security industry.
Ahead of Oil & Gas UK's Cyber Security Conference, speaker Ross McKenzie, partner in international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard's data protection team, shares some insights into what practical measures should be considered for data protection compliance in the oil and gas sector
North and north-east firms have “patchy” awareness of the growing threat to their businesses from cyber crime, an expert has said.
Oil companies put cybersecurity initiatives on hold while crude prices languished at multi-year lows in 2015 and 2016, falling behind in hardening their systems while state-sponsored hacking groups only got more proficient at probing U.S. energy networks, security experts say.
The UK Government has unveiled an export strategy to target the multi-billion pound global cyber security market.
Efficiency savings made amid the oil and gas downturn could be leaving firms open to cyber security attacks.
Cyber-security firm, Huntsman Security, has warned that cyber-attacks on power plants and transport infrastructure will likely increase over the next two years.
A former Northern Irish police chief has said the oil and gas industry’s “ingenuity” can help tackle the threat of cyber attacks.
A panel of experts will debate the rising threat of cyber security, including ransomware 'Bad Rabbit'.
The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the convergence of operational technology and information technology is leading to more efficient oil and gas production operations.
The oil and gas sector could be spending almost $2billion a year on cyber security by 2018, a new World Energy Council report said.
Oil and gas companies have been urged prepare for the worst and never thing terrorism attacks will not happen to them, by the man who investigated the Glasgow airport bombing attempt.
The oil and gas industry could save itself millions of pounds by migrating IT services to the cloud - and the TalkTalk factor may have helped focus the minds of senior executives about just how safe their own systems are from cyber attack.
As if rogue governments, Anonymous vigilantes and international terrorists didn't pose enough of a cyber-security threat, it seems the humble fridge may be placed on the watch list if the Internet of Things takes hold in the energy industry.
An IT expert from Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU) has taken part in an international conference highlighting how oil and gas companies can better protect themselves from cyber threats.
The energy sector has been served a wake up call on how vulnerable the industry is to cyber attack after hackers shut managed to cut off 80,000 Ukranian electricity customers.