Energy Sector IT Professionals Overconfident in Capabilities as Attacks Increase

February 2017, Vol. 244, No. 2

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal

Tripwire, Inc., a Portland, OR-based global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, recently announced the results of an extensive study conducted for Tripwire by Dimensional Research. The study evaluated the confidence of information technology (IT) professionals regarding the efficacy of seven key security controls, which must be in place to quickly detect a cyberattack in progress. Study respondents included 763 IT professionals from various industries, including 100 participants from the energy sector. According to the federal Department of Homeland Security, the energy sector faces more cyberattacks than any other industry….

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