August 2001

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Combating cyber threats to energy industry

What actions can be taken to identify and reduce infrastructure vulnerabilities within the HPI? The National Petroleum Council (NPC), a U.S. federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy, has ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What actions can be taken to identify and reduce infrastructure vulnerabilities within the HPI? The National Petroleum Council (NPC), a U.S. federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy, has issued a new report that addresses security issues. Traditional view. The study notes that cyber technologies have increased risks in the oil and natural gas industries. The traditional security approach has been to physically protect personnel and property from human error or natural disasters. Emergency plans to deal with such events already are in place. However, processes are inadequate to deal with the changes that are accompanying the increased dependence on cyber and other electronic

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