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How IoT is addressing security threats in oil and gas

December 5, 2019

It isn’t hard to imagine the havoc a physical attack on an oil and gas operation can wreak. But few pause to consider the extent of damage that can be achieved with cyberattacks alone. Be it malware taking over control systems or ransomware shutting down data access, the consequences of cyberattacks are often on par with those of physical attacks, with similar implications. In other industries, cyberattacks may threaten customers’ personal information and negatively impact a company’s compliance and reputation. In oil and gas, it’s people’s lives – and the environment itself – that are at stake.

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