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Expert Access: Cyber Viruses Threatens Oil & Gas Data Networks

Written by  OE Staff Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:00
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Increased automation offshore means oil & gas companies have far more systems that are vulnerable to computer viruses. Gregory Hale and Eric Byres discuss and answer questions on how companies should be reassessing their security concerns to protect their data assets.

Eric Byres

Eric Byres is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in the field of SCADA security. Eric has provided security guidance to government agencies, major oil companies and power utilities on security protection for critical infrastructures. Eric’s background as a process controls engineer allows him to bring a unique combination of deep technical knowledge plus practical field experience to his role as CTO at Tofino Security, part of Belden’s Hirschmann industrial networking group.

Gregory Hale

Gregory Hale is the editor and founder of the Industrial Safety and Security Source ( A news and information web site covering safety and security issues in the manufacturing automation sector.

Hale has over 30 years in the publishing industry, covering manufacturing automation for 10 years as the Chief Editor of the InTech magazine. Prior to starting at InTech in 1999, Hale was Editor in Chief at Post- Newsweek’s Reseller Management magazine and Managing Editor at leading computer industry publication, Computer Reseller News (CRN).

In his daily newspaper days, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Times Herald-Record for his work in the Tawana Brawley case. In addition, he is the co-author of the book, “Automation made Easy” “Everything You Wanted to Know About Automation – and Need to Ask”.

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11 AM CST
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