Study Points to Cybersecurity Gaps in Oil & Gas Industry

May 2017, Vol. 244, No. 5

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal

A survey of U.S. oil and gas risk managers indicates the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations. In a study from the Ponemon Institute, The State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry: United States, only 35% of respondents rated their organization’s operational technology (OT) cyber-readiness as high. The Ponemon Institute, which conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy, examined how oil and gas companies are addressing cybersecurity risks. Its authors surveyed 377 individuals in the…

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