February 2019

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Cybersecurity: Why emails should be a cybersecurity priority

The oil and gas industry is becoming increasingly digitized—but is it improving its cybersecurity measures to match?

Edry, I. U., Trustifi

The oil and gas industry is becoming increasingly digitized—but is it improving its cybersecurity measures to match? Precision Analytics, a security consulting firm, found that oil and gas companies invest less than 0.2% of their revenue in cybersecurity, a concerning fact considering that the oil and gas industry is proving to be an attractive target to criminals and cyberterrorists. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute showed that oil and gas is the second-most-targeted industry in the world, with 68% of respondents claiming their workplace suffered some kind of data breach or attack. Another survey found that the industry is experiencing an increase in successful cyberattacks and lea

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