Cyberattack Forced Two-Day Shut Down of Natural Gas Pipeline, Says Homeland Security

A domestic natural gas pipeline was recently forced to shut down operations for two days following a cyberattack that affected control and communication assets on the operational technology (OT) network of a compression facility, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

February 19, 2020

Feds Investigating Cyberattacks As More Pipelines Report Being Affected

Several agencies within the federal government are investigating a series of cyberattacks directed at a third-party software system used by several U.S. natural gas pipeline companies, as the software provider looks into restoring data that was lost.

April 4, 2018

Trump Administration Accuses Russia of Targeting U.S. Energy Sector

The Trump administration has accused Russian government operatives of targeting the U.S. energy sector, government agencies and other critical infrastructure sectors with a series of cyberattacks for at least the last two years.

March 19, 2018

Senate Energy Policy Reform Bill Revived, Fast-Tracked

A sweeping piece of bipartisan energy and natural resources legislation that covers everything from opening more federal lands to sportsmen and better protecting the nation’s pipeline infrastructure from cyber security threats was revived this week and put on the fast-track for consideration before the full Senate.

June 29, 2017

Survey Finds 82% of Oil/Gas IT Professionals Report Increase in Cyberattacks

A survey conducted last November of more than 150 information technology (IT) professionals in the oil and gas industry found that 82% had seen an increase in successful cyberattacks in the preceding 12 months.

January 15, 2016

NatGas, Oil Industry in ‘Crosshairs’ of Malicious Cyber Attacks

The threat of cyber attacks is becoming increasingly likely within the energy industry, as organized “threat actors” aggressively attack operations and pilfer data from global businesses, according to a global survey by PwC.

June 8, 2015

Gas Utility Group Shares Info to Repel Cyber, Physical Attacks

The American Gas Association (AGA) has launched a program to help protect natural gas utilities from cyber and physical attacks.

September 12, 2014