From: FuelFix (Statoil)
by Simone Sebastian
Cyberattacks and other IT security issues have become a top industry concern for the first time in the history of Ernst & Young’s recurring survey of energy executives, ranking No. 9 on the list of most important industry concerns of 2013.
IT security, particularly the threat to companies’ operations and energy infrastructure, was a new entrant this year in the list of Top 10 risks to the oil and gas industry. The No. 1 concern remained “the risk of a health, safety or environmental incident,” as it was in the last survey.