February 2019, Vol. 246, No. 2


Staying Secure While Migrating to the Digital Oil Field

By Amos Stern, CEO, Siemplify Amos  The growth of digital technologies has both benefits and risks to companies in the oil and gas industry migrating to the digital oil field. The major risk being the ability to keep their cybersecurity posture up-to-date in the face of ever-increasing vulnerabilities and threats.   In April of 2018, at least four U.S. pipeline companies saw their electronic data interchange (EDI) system shut down due to a cyberattack. A Ponemon Institute survey of oil and gas risk security managers showed that 68% of companies suffered at least one security compromise in the last 12 months.   Cyber-attacks are becoming more difficult to defend against, which means unders

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