Oli and Gas companies had suffered at least one security compromise involving information loss or operational disruption, in the past year. With those kinds of numbers floating around, it only makes sense why the Oil and Gas sector are scrambling to update their cyber security systems. With the increase in systems being breached, cyber security must be considered a safety priority, as operational systems are at risk of being hacked, causing not only a great loss in financial assets, but also risk in employee endangerment as well.
Defending against emerging attacks, such as the rise in cyber-physical threats, means recognizing that some threats will be unknown, especially in the oil and gas sector, where many are still in the early stages of their digital transformation journeys. Organizations need to build agility into their cybersecurity practices and approaches so that they can react quickly when the time comes.