Colonial Pipeline Hack: Time for Cybersecurity Standards in the OIl & Gas Industry?
image credit: Credit: Sopphos State of Ransomware 2021 report
- May 11, 2021 10:30 pm GMTMay 11, 2021 9:16 pm GMT
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At least as far as the energy – and, more specifically, the natural gas – industry is concerned, 2021 cannot seem to catch a break. The Texas winter freeze news cycle has barely thawed and spring has brought fresh problems in the form of a cybersecurity attack that has stopped operations at Colonial Pipeline.
The natural gas pipeline company transports 2.5 million barrels of natural gas per day across 5500 miles, from Houston, Texas to Linden, New Jersey. Colonial has stopped transporting gas as a “precautionary measure” on Friday and says it will resume operations later this week.