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Why Cyber Security is Important for Oil and Gas Companies
Cybersecurity is one of the most important aspects of running a business today, and it’s no exception for the oil and gas industry. Any cyber attack against this sector can be devastating, taking months or even years to recover.
Some of the effects of a cyber invasion on an oil and gas company may include the following:
If cyber attackers penetrate your security system and cause a spill, it may go undetected for long periods. Thus resulting in environmental disasters and public outrage.
Cyber assaults can impair production by causing equipment failure or confusion among workers. This can negatively impact your company's bottom line and may deter investors from investing in it.
The worst outcome of a cyber attack on your oil and gas company may be a plant closure. A complete shutdown will disrupt production, cause revenue loss, and even lead to bankruptcy. As a result, your staff and customers will suffer as well.
Cyberattacks can also inflict physical damage, such as triggering explosions or fires, endangering the lives of any personnel working in the facility.
A cyberattack could sometimes interrupt electricity or other utilities. Without these essential services, your oil and gas business could be crippled.
The most common cyber threats faced by the oil and gas industry are:
Denial of service
Payment card skimmers
Web-based app attacks
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Total customers globally
Web & Mobile Apps tested
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Of our recent pen tests identified vulnerabilities
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Business risks were remediated last year.
Our team will first examine your current cybersecurity posture and help identify any weak spots. We will assess your systems, networks, access controls, and operational processes.
We can assist you in designing and implementing a cybersecurity program compliant with the below regulations:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidance on the foundation elements of a comprehensive cybersecurity program, including procedures for incident response and information security governance. We at Microminder can help you to comply with these guidelines and ensure that your data is protected.
Our team at Microminder can help you comply with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, a mandatory requirement for many oil and gas companies. This certification ensures that your cybersecurity program is effective and compliant with industry best practices.
Microminder can help you secure your ICS/SCADA systems with IEC 62443 cybersecurity standards. We will work with you to create a foundation for cybersecurity robustness throughout the system lifecycle.
This standard helps organisations to identify risks, manage cyber threats, and reduce the impact of incidents. We at Microminder can help you to comply with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) standard and keep your data safe.
Most of the oil and gas industry relies on wireless networks to keep operations running smoothly. That means employees are constantly on the move and need quick and easy access to sensitive information. We can test your wireless devices for vulnerabilities that could allow unauthorised access or infiltration, ensuring you're always safe from cyber threats.
Our cyber experts will thoroughly evaluate your ICS/SCADA systems to determine their level of security and readiness for cyber attacks. This assessment will help your business avoid potential threats and protect critical operations from unauthorised access.
Gas companies increasingly trust IoT devices to manage operations and monitor pipelines. These devices save time and money but can also put your company at risk if not secured properly. Our IoT security assessment will help identify threats, assess vulnerabilities, and ensure these smart devices are safe from cyber-attacks.
Online data storage is becoming increasingly important for oil and gas companies, but this data is also a popular target for cybercriminals. Our team at Microminder can provide comprehensive cloud security solutions to help protect your company's critical data from infiltration.
Companies are becoming more prone to cyber-attacks with the growing use of OT (operational technology) devices. Our team can help safeguard your OT systems from unauthorised access and malicious behaviour.
Learn more about our cybersecurity solutions by visiting our services page.
Here's why you should choose us over other cybersecurity firms:
All our employees undergo rigorous training to ensure that our real-time compliance monitoring services are the best in the business. We are a CREST, CEH, CHFI, and CISSP-certified company.
We provide the most cost-effective pricing solutions to help safeguard your business without breaking the bank.
Trusted by over 2500+ customers globally
We’ve been helping our customers with affordable IT and Cyber security services for
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We had the pleasure of working with Microminder Cybersecurity...and I have to say, their work was nothing short of splendid...
Viktor DimitrovProduct Owner - moby2.com
Microminder's in depth and broad scope pen testing truly provided us with some valuable insights...
Claire LeePractice Manager - Amsel and Wilkins LLP
Microminder's 24/7 managed security services got deployed with such ease and immediately gave us an eagle eye view into our security logs and events...
Julie CockbillHead of Operations - InfinityBlu Dental
Microminder helped us with a tailored managed security services that aligned with our business needs...
Tina PatelHead of Integrations – Dental Beauty Partners
We have chosen Microminder's CISO as a Service model and are very happy with it...I can only recommend Microminder's service.
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