To protect the integrity and safety of their business-critical assets, cybersecurity must be a top priority for the oil and gas industry. Although they operate some of the nation’s most critical systems, securing these complex infrastructures can be a huge challenge.
In recent years, the oil and gas industry has undergone a complete digital overhaul. Historically, industrial control systems were completely detached from their traditional IT infrastructure. However, due to rapid digitisation and the growth of mobile technology, almost every machine is now connected to the internet. Although this advancement enables engineers to remotely maintain machines and analyse production data, it also exposes industrial machinery to network vulnerabilities.