The new normal for oil and gas technologies post-oil price crash and continued COVID-19 concerns could bring challenges for the industry’s IT and OT professionals as more companies consider extending work from home options for certain employees.

Experts, speaking on an OilComm webinar this week, pointed out how the shift from traditional workplaces to home offices—a result of travel restrictions due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic—exposed some vulnerabilities, stepped up reliance on videoconferencing and other technologies, and increased security awareness while keeping tech crews busy.

Now is the time, they said, to analyze systems and make needed adjustments in preparation for the “new normal”—however it may look—for companies that already haven’t done so.

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