The digital revolution is creating immense opportunities for oil and gas companies who harness the power of IoTm and data-driven solutions. However, to safely capitalize on the efficiencies and benefits afforded by increased connectivity, organizations must be prepared to respond to an evolving security landscapes in which cyber threats are the new norm.
Offshore facilities present an especially attractive target due to their perceived vulnerability and the catastrophic damage that can arise from a successful attack. In light of this, offshore operators can no longer delay protecting their operational technology (OT) assets. They must come together with partners and government to bridge the cyber readiness gap and realize the full potential of digitalization.
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