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How a ‘Culture of Awareness’ Can Help Combat Security Threats

How a ‘Culture of Awareness’ Can Help Combat Security Threats

SageNet is getting ready to attend the 2017 Conexxus Annual Conference, April 23-27 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Md. Conexxus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to innovation and the development and implementation of technical standards for the convenience store and fuel retailing industry. The annual conference offers members an opportunity to attend committee meetings and education sessions on technology issues that impact the industry.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017/Author: Paul Truitt, CISO & VP, Cybersecurity/Number of views (57)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
The Rise of Industrial Ethernet and Why It Matters

The Rise of Industrial Ethernet and Why It Matters

We’ve been discussing the increase in cybersecurity threats faced by the energy sector, particularly oil and gas companies using network-connected devices to monitor and control infrastructure and equipment. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, this operational technology (OT) environment generally lacks adequate security measures, and thus poses a greater risk than the information technology (IT) environment.

Monday, April 10, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (117)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
New Study Confirms Growing Cyber Risk in the Oil and Gas Sector

New Study Confirms Growing Cyber Risk in the Oil and Gas Sector

In a recent post, we discussed the growing cybersecurity threat faced by oil and gas companies as they increase their use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The “high-tech oilfield” relies on these tools to transmit data from pipelines and equipment to central operations centers, where analytics tools are used to detect potential problems and safety concerns. This convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) dramatically increases the risk of a security breach.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (110)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
Why Managed Network Services Are Seeing Strong Growth

Why Managed Network Services Are Seeing Strong Growth

A trio of recent studies has shined the spotlight on managed network services, revealing strong growth trends. Organizations of all sizes are recognizing the top- and bottom-line value of managed network services as IT environments become more complex and security threats harder to combat.

Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Rosemary Blum - Chief Marketing Officer/Number of views (260)/Comments (0)/
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Cybercriminals Have Set Their Sights on the Energy Sector

Cybercriminals Have Set Their Sights on the Energy Sector

The Associated Press recently reported that oil and gas companies, including some of the largest in the industry that operate along the Gulf Coast near Houston, have become a popular target for hackers. Many companies are using decades-old technology and unprotected wireless signals to connect computer networks to equipment, leaving refineries, pipelines, and chemical plants vulnerable to attack. In fact, the Houston Chronicle reported 350 security incidents and uncovered nearly 900 security flaws at energy companies between 2011 and 2015.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: The SageNet Team/Number of views (156)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Security Services
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