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The U.S. natural gas pipeline infrastructure is facing serious threats from cyber-attacks which raise prospects of tighter regulations. In the recent cyber-attacks, the electronic systems that were targeted help pipeline customers communicate their needs to the operators. The government realises the seriousness of the issue and is focusing on making web security a priority.
In an analysis, Bloomberg Intelligence has revealed that cyber-attacks pose a grave threat to the supply chains of oil and gas firms. Further, it can seriously affect the energy based economies like United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The cyber-attacks on the promising economies of Gulf region are estimated to have a financial impact of more than $1 billion.