Cyber security in the Oil and Gas industry has to look a lot like safety. O&G companies have a much better grip on safety than on Cyber. That’s because most companies don’t treat Cyber like they do safety.
Cyber has to be addressed top down and bottom both. The CEO has to be the driver; and the organization has to instill Cyber security so that it reflects in the behavior of EVERY employee.
A few key points I’d like to address:
If Cyber is just a tack on thought, a misplaced policy or disregarded concern, sooner or later there will be a huge loss. Systems will get damaged, productivity shattered and thousands of dollars lost. Cyber must be as culturally embedded and practiced as safety.
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