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A recent survey by Accenture on “Accenture Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey 2019” reveals that cybersecurity is the main focus of upstream oil and gas companies’ digital investments. The report also says that though the focus is set, the companies are still finding it difficult to scale digital technologies and unlock additional value. The second biggest focus was identified as cloud technologies.
Italian oil services giant, Saipem yesterday reported a major cyber-attack on its servers. The Milan-headquartered firm assured of taking “impact assessment measures”. Saipem is currently in the process of reporting the attack to the concerned authorities. A spokeswoman for the firm said, “We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures and the actions to be taken to restore normal activities.
New Jersey-based Honeywell has revealed new cybersecurity consulting services, the Honeywell CyberVantage™ Security Consulting, which now includes Penetration Testing. CyberVantage aims at lowering the risk and possible impact of security incidents for organizations and improve their industrial cybersecurity maturity levels. The Penetration Testing service provides active “white-hat” hackers who take advantage of customer defenses in order to fix them.