Oil and Gas Industry ‘Needs to Wake Up to Cyber Threat from Hostile States’

The oil and gas industry should brace itself for the increased risk of cyber attacks from hostile states, the former Deputy Director of GCHQ has warned.

Brian Lord OBE said a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world.”

With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world, the industry has a large attack surface with many attack vectors. A typical large oil and gas company uses half a million processors just for oil and gas reservoir simulation and stores petabytes of sensitive and competitive field data.

Read more at The Independent

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