Understanding the Scope: Brief History of Energy Industry Cyberattacks

May 2017, Vol. 244, No. 5

By David Deering, Founder, and Glenn Sweeney, Director of Cybersecurity, LEO Cyber Security

For years, cybersecurity has been an afterthought relegated to digital bits and bytes with little interest beyond the data center. With high-profile hacks now permeating the headlines, those times are gone forever, but there is hope of turning the tide despite the alarming trends in play. A different mentality needs to be embraced by corporate decision-makers in order to prepare for this new era in cybersecurity. This is especially true in energy-related industries where the threat is particularly disconcerting. The nature, scale and severity of cyberattacks against oil- and gas-related concerns have dramatically increased and…

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