Recent years have seen firms in electricity generation and distribution, oil, and gas facing increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks. And the stakes in the energy sector are significantly high.
In May 2021, a cyber attack hit Colonial Pipeline1, and though the attack targeted the company’s IT systems, the company also powered down their OT systems as part of its incident response. This effectively shut down the largest refined products pipelines in the United States, proving that “core elements of our national infrastructure” continue to remain vulnerable to cyberattack.
Download this brief which explores:
- Combatting election-related fraud and cyber attacks
- Why attacks on the energy industry are fueled by IT and OT
- How the high value of both the assets they control as well as the sector’s increasing integration of digital technologies lead to targeting
- The many ways to prevent or mitigate cyber attacks