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Oil and gas sector face new cyber security threats

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2020 has been marred with news of attacks on non-renewable energies. At the turn of the decade, the North American Power Grid was subject to threats from organisations such as Parisite, which exploited vulnerabilities in industrial control systems. Meanwhile, Bahrain is under attack from a new Iranian data wiper malware threat, which has taken down national oil company Bapco. Experts now claim that cyber security must be at the forefront of energy companies’ minds, particularly as we continue to rely on external suppliers.