11 Feb 2013
Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in the past decade with the development of sophisticated malware targeting critical infrastructure. While the brunt of these threats has primarily focused on government, military, and financial institutions, the energy sector has not been spared either. Oil and gas companies, in particular, have been the target of widespread cyber infiltration in the past few years, with hostile agents successfully stealing intellectual property assets and valuable confidential information. Perhaps more disconcertingly, industrial control systems (ICS) in oil and gas installations are increasingly coming under fire from cyber-attacks.