Oil & Gas

Industry insights

Average financial losses due to security incidents are up a staggering 470% over last year.

Oil & Gas findings

What is the state of information security in the oil & gas sector?

Here’s what we learned from our 107 respondents:

  • O&G respondents are detecting significantly more security incidents. O&G respondents detected 179% more security incidents in the past 12 months compared with 2012. Average financial losses as a result of incidents soared 470% over last year—not surprising given the cost and complexity of responding to incidents.

  • Many O&G companies are beginning to address the risks of advanced persistent threats (APTs). Over half (53%) of O&G respondents say they have deployed technologies to prevent APTs, an increase of 13% over last year. Most rely on anti-virus and intrusion detection and prevention tools.

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