Published June 28, 2013
The threat of approaching energy security breach is a potential high risk occurrence under communicated. It is not only “US energy firms vulnerable to cyber attacks” but the U.S. as well. The infrastructure when assessed under the framework of responsiveness, agility and rebound places the U.S. in a threat territory. The intelligence practices are on stop gap to energy threat. The other weakness is in infrastructure and the verosity for energy and resources.
CBR reported on threat that “The US oil and natural gas firms are ever more prone to cyber attacks, which could affect their competitiveness or lead to expensive outages at pipelines, refineries or drilling platforms, according to a report.”
Technology is the nexuses between energy production, capacity, analyses and security. The ability to place a firewall of protections supported by legislation to leverage security implementation is vital.
“Between April and September 2012, the energy business, which includes oil and gas producers, had been hit with more targeted malware attacks than any other industry, according to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report, which cited data from Alert Logic.”
The more agile production with the increase in reserves will drive threats. Threats must be considered internal, as well as external. Security risk is not only a breach and/or attack but failures that produce risk and threat levels compromising the overall system.
- Cyber-security Breaches Could Threaten More Accidents in the US Oil Industry (fuelfix.com)
- Cyber Security in Today’s Society (redinillinois.wordpress.com)
- Oil And Gas Companies Seen As Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- Cyber attacks pose greatest threat to nations, say global execs (infoworld.com)
- Most IT Security Pros Believe Cyber-Attacks Are More Dangerous than Physical Attacks (news.softpedia.com)
- Are cyber attacks more dangerous than physical attacks? (net-security.org)