The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working with government and industry partners to identify cybersecurity risks and develop strategies to strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation’s pipeline infrastructure.
Through the Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative (PCI), CISA, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other federal and private sector partners, is working to develop a better understanding of cybersecurity risk across the pipeline infrastructure. By identifying vulnerabilities within the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems, the initiative is helping pipeline owners and operators harden their cybersecurity posture.
In support of this effort, CISA and TSA has published a Pipeline Cyber Risk Mitigation Infographic to outline activities that pipeline owners and operators can undertake to improve their ability to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate against malicious cyber threats.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.