Defense, Training for Cybersecurity in a Connected World

Companies must understand their vulnerabilities and the potential damage a successful cyber attack could wreak.

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Companies need both a good cybersecurity defense system as well as a playbook for what to do during an attack, according to cybersecurity experts.

As the upstream energy industry becomes increasingly connected through information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT), the number of entry points into a system increases. There are several challenges to planning an effective cybersecurity strategy, and companies must understand their vulnerabilities and the potential damage a successful attack could wreak, as well as have a trained plan for how to respond, experts said during the AWS Energy Symposium on May 5.

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Jennifer Pallanich

Jennifer Pallanich is Hart Energy's senior editor for technology. She has reported on the technology that fuels oil patch exploration, development and production for more than two decades.