Cyber Attacks Concern of Oil & Gas Industry

Posted April 9, 2014 at 5:05am

The Greeley (CO) Tribune reports that “Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, says that retailers aren’t the only victims. He says that energy companies — including the oil and gas industry — were targeted in 41 percent of the malicious software-attack cases reported to the Department of Homeland Security in 2012.”  

“While these attacks are growing and becoming more sophisticated, the U.S. has been taking steps to head this off by developing tighter security and working more closely with foreign officials. To that end, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to improve cyber security for critical infrastructure, such as the oil and gas industry.”