Cyber security threat to Britain’s oil and gas sites as attack could cause ‘unprecedented damage’

Brian Lord OBE says a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world”.

With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world the industry has a large attack surface with many attack vectors.

A typical large oil and gas company uses half a million processors just for oil and gas reservoir simulation and stores petabytes of sensitive and competitive field data as well as sharing and drilling and production control systems across geographies, fields, vendors, service providers, and partners.

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Source: The Sun