Report: Oil Companies Still Complacent About Computer Dangers

Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:30am

Fuel Fix reports that “oil companies and others with critical infrastructure are ill-prepared to thwart computer system threats, even though more than two thirds have had at least one significant security compromise in the past year, according to a report released Thursday.”  

“The Ponemon Institute analysis shows that the people in charge of managing critical control systems know their organizations are not ready for the sophistication and frequency of cyberattacks.”  

“Just 17 percent of the 599 security executives at utility, oil, gas, energy and manufacturing companies surveyed by the research group said they had deployed most of their major information technology initiatives meant to fend off cyberattacks.”  

“And only 28 percent of the respondents said security was one of the top five strategic priorities at their organizations.”