An industry that serves millions of users and powers the entire U.S. economy, the energy sector is becoming a favorite target of hackers. In recent years, there’s been a flurry of network breaches orchestrated against the oil and gas or utilities industries.
With immediate, rippling effects, a cyberattack against the energy sector and utility providers does more than just temporarily impact operations — it impacts everything that depends on uninterrupted service. Network infiltrations by hackers are being carried out through:
- Distributed denial of services
- Phishing scams
With our team experts working you shore up your defenses, cybercriminals won’t be able to power down your operation. We also specialize in helping your organization meet the latest cybersecurity and data privacy standards, such as:
- ISO 27001
- NIST CSF
Energy Sector Cybersecurity Services
Zaviant cybersecurity services give a necessary boost to your network security, whether it’s for:
- Oil and gas cybersecurity regulations
- Renewable energy, such as solar cybersecurity
- Utility cybersecurity
The Costs of Cyberattacks on the Energy Sector
For the millions who depend on the energy sector to always be up and running, a successful cyberattack has serious consequences:
- Interruption of services to customers
- Financial market disruption
- Theft of private or proprietary information
- Ransom payments to restore access to systems
In recent years, the frequency of cybersecurity breaches in the energy sector has skyrocketed — almost to the point where they make daily news.
For the energy and utility industry itself, the costs to recover from a cyberattack have gone up, too — costing billions of dollars annually. There are also fines and penalties to contend with for being out of compliance with current cybersecurity standards, making an attack even costlier.