Smart Pipelines and Smarter People

February 2018, Vol. 245, No. 2

By Dana Pasquali, Cyber Security Lead, BHGE

The industrial world is becoming more digitally connected, making operations smarter and more productive. But with that connectivity comes increased vulnerability to security threats. Last year, three out of four oil and gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber-attack, as hacking efforts across the industry, and across the world, have become more frequent and sophisticated. This statistic illustrates why the conversation around cyber-attacks in the oil and gas space is no longer a question of “if” but “when.” Pipeline operators are at a critical turning point. The pressure of managing aging infrastructure is…

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