Cyber Security News


Norway's Offshore Safety Regulator Targeted by Phishing Attack

Aug 13, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has been a target of a phishing attack.Per, phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking, and credit card details…

DNV GL Delivers Offshore Cyber Security Assessment Remotely

Apr 29, 2020

The widescale impact of COVID-19 had not hit when DNV GL Maritime Advisory (DNV GL) was contracted to conduct a cyber security assessment and penetration test for an offshore asset. Before long, however, travel had become a risk, and the parties…

London Offshore Consultants Hit by Cyber Attack

Jan 31, 2020

Offshore oil and gas industry service provider London Offshore Consultants has suffered a cyberattack, breaching data of some of LOC's clients.The marine and engineering consultancy said in a statement on Thursday:'LOC Group regrets to confirm that it was recently the victim of cyber attacks…

Saipem, Italian Police Sign Cyberattack Prevention Deal

Jan 17, 2020

Italian offshore energy services provider Saipem and the Italian State Police have signed an agreement that aims to prevent and combat cyberattacks that target information and services systems of companies of special importance for the country…

Woodside Invests in Cyber Security

Mar 18, 2019

Australia's largest independent oil and gas company said it has invested in a Western Australian company specializing in the protection and security of critical infrastructure.Woodside will take a 10% shareholding in Sapien Cyber, subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent…

Security threat

Oct 01, 2017

A new report by Deloitte sheds light on a new vulnerability within oil and gas – cyber-attacks. Elaine Maslin reports. Image from iStock. The oil and gas industry is often accused of being behind the times…

OE17: DNV GL launches cyber security RP

Sep 06, 2017

DNV GL has launched a new recommended practise (RP) focusing on cyber security as the increasing digitalization of the industry poses the threat of it becoming more vulnerable, at SPE Offshore Europe.  DNV GL says almost 68% of oil and…

Rosneft, Maersk hit by Petya cyber attack

Jun 28, 2017

Rosneft and A. P. Moller Maersk, which owns drilling firm Maersk Drilling and oil firm Maersk Oil, as well as a huge container shipping business, are among a slew of companies across the globe hit by the Petya ransomeware virus.  The virus…

Bourbon, Kongsberg sign digitization pact

May 31, 2017

Bourbon and Kongsberg Maritime have strengthened their collaboration in digital solutions for next generation connected vessels by signing a strategic agreement of collaborative development on connected and autonomous vessels. The two…

Oil and gas industry on guard for cyber attack

May 23, 2017

The scale and severity of the recent international ransom-ware cyber attack has elevated urgency in the oil and gas industry to detect and defend against potentially debilitating threats and actions. Michie…

Cyber shy

Mar 01, 2016

Efficiency gains could be made through better use of digital technologies, but the industry is still shy on the uptake. Nada Ahmed, senior consultant, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, looks at the opportunities and risks.  Images from DNV GL…

Top 10 cyber security risks

Nov 30, 2015

Norwegian certification and classification body DNV GL has produced a 'top 10' cyber security vulnerabilities for oil and gas firms operating offshore Norway. The list, produced as the organization delivered a study on cyber security to the Lysne Commmittee…

Eaton debuts new cyber attack protection

Sep 10, 2015

Power management company Eaton has launched its next generation Tofino industrial security solution. The 9202-ETS MTL security system provides the highest level of network security for process automation applications. The MTL Tofino security…

Guarding against third-party cyber attacks

Jul 14, 2015

Today’s low oil prices and looming debt loads are not the only challenges to upstream offshore oil and gas companies and their vendors. But as if those weren’t enough, owners and operators must also be focused on the insidious threat of cyber attacks…

Out of sight, Out of mind

Feb 04, 2015

Peter Beales discusses the dangers of neglecting software integrity What constitutes an “asset” in the oil and gas industry? The obvious spring to mind: vessels, pipelines, and generators, for example. Few of us, however, would immediately think of invisible assets…

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