A digital revolution has taken place within the Oil and Gas industry during which networking technologies and software controlled systems have become integral to the infrastructure of modern drilling environments. The main benefits of these technologies have been to deliver significantly improved safety and productivity. However, one of consequences has been to create additional vulnerabilities that expose drilling operations to a range of cyber threats previously unheard of.

According to industry sources, there has been an estimated rise of 250% in reported control system incidents over the last four years. A recent survey conducted by Tripwire (a leading global provider of endpoint detection and response, security and compliance solutions) revealed that 77% of energy sector respondents had seen an increase in successful cyberattacks in the past 12 months. These attacks have not only grown in stature, but also in sophistication, making them much more difficult to detect and defend against.

On Board today’s modern drilling rigs there is a very clear and present threat posed to operations, safety and the wider environment by cyber-attack. However, few rigs have had a specific cyber audit to ascertain their vulnerability.  A recent study conducted by DNV GL focusing on operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf identified the following top ten cyber security vulnerabilities:

  1. 1. Lack of cyber security awareness and training among employees.
  2. 2. Remote work during operations and maintenance.
  3. 3. Using standard IT products with known vulnerabilities.
  4. 4. A limited cyber security culture among vendors, suppliers and contractors.
  5. 5. Insufficient separation of data networks.
  6. 6. The use of mobile devices and storage units including smartphones.
  7. 7. Data networks between on and offshore facilities.
  8. 8. Insufficient physical security of data rooms, cabinets, etc.
  9. 9. Vulnerable software.
  10. 10. Outdated and ageing control systems in facilities.

In response to this emergent threat, ADC Cybersecurity Services offer clients a comprehensive and unique 10 point Cyber Security Audit designed to effectively expose and mitigate this new and unfamiliar category of risk, including:

  1. 1. DOCUMENTATION REVIEW & RISK ASSESSMENT
  2. 2. SYSTEM VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
  3. 3. DATA SECURITY ACCESS AUDIT
  4. 4. NETWORK SECURITY, HEALTH STATUS INSPECTION
  5. 5. ASSESSMENT OF THIRD PARTY ACCESS
  6. 6. SOFTWARE REVIEW
  7. 7. USER EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
  8. 8. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT EVALUATION
  9. 9. PREVENTION EVALUATION
  10. 10. MONITORING EVALUATION

ADC Cyber Inspection teams consist of professionals who combine training in hacking and intrusion with practical experience of system protection, virus detection and hands on inspection of modern networked drilling rig and vessel systems.  As such they are able to apply a unique holistic approach to their inspections; essential when dealing with would be hackers. Our teams identify and categorise the differing levels of risk found and can provide effective management protocols to respond to present and deter future cyber-attack.

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