BP's CEO, Bob Dudley, revealed in 2013 that BP suffered on average 50,000 attacks daily, from both domestic and foreign offenders. The scale of this activity is underlined in a report conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where the energy sector was cited as the most vulnerable industry vertical to cyber attacks. With hackers seeking to penetrate large corporations' security systems for an increasing number of criminal motives, such as obtaining IP and economic disruption, it is clear that we are in engaged in a cyber war against largely unknown enemies.
The complex nature of these cyber attacks necessitates a dynamic approach to detection and elimination, crucial resilience and continuity measures, as well as consistent communication between IT and OT departments to ensure a robust organisation-wide cyber strategy.
The Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit will address this from 30th Sept – 1st Oct, 2014 in Amsterdam. Here, you will tackle the major cyber security issues facing the oil and gas sector, such as:
The vulnerable nature of legacy systems
The lack of communication between IT and OT departments
Forward planning: having key continuity and resilience measures in place
Advanced detection keeping up-to-date with more complex malware and viruses
You will join fellow cyber security experts and benefit from their knowledge and experience, and together explore solutions to this 21st century industrial nightmare.
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