November 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Energy firms must acknowledge cyber security as more than an IT problem

Energy firms have spent vast sums on the security of their information systems, but they must reorient from a reactive, tactical posture regarding intrusions and attacks to a more strategic, holistic ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Energy firms have spent vast sums on the security of their information systems, but they must reorient from a reactive, tactical posture regarding intrusions and attacks to a more strategic, holistic view that expands beyond the categorization of the issue as an IT problem, according to a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper, “Cyber Security Issues and Policy Options for the US Energy Industry,” investigates how energy companies involved in the production and delivery of hydrocarbons, as well as companies that generate and transmit electricity, face new risks posed by malicious software. These risks can affect the continuity of operati

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