Product Company: Hirschmann, A Belden Brand

Next Generation Cyber Attacks Target Oil And Gas SCADA

February 2012, Vol. 239 No. 2

Anyone working with SCADA or industrial control systems (ICS) in the oil and gas industry is aware of the pressure to increase productivity and reduce costs through network integration. For example, sharing real-time data from field operations with management is standard practice for most companies. Similarly, the demand for remote support has made many pipeline control systems accessible via Internet-based technologies.