Colonial Pipeline Incident: Yet Another Cybersecurity Wake Up Call

Colonial Pipeline Incident: Yet Another Cybersecurity Wake Up Call


The recent cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline underscores just how vulnerable critical U.S. infrastructure is to cybercriminals. On May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline, a major U.S. fuel pipeline operator, halted operations as a precautionary measure after a cyberattack involving ransomware was discovered. The attackers appear to have accessed business systems from…

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Geoff Yut is a Consultant in Opportune LLP’s Process & Technology group based in Houston. Geoff graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and a minor in Cybersecurity.

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