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Industry News: Lower Gas Prices & Oil Discovered in London

  
  
  
Oil and gas news from Cimation

In this week's industry news we wrap up cyber security month with key takeways from ICS Cyber Security Conference and how "the status quo with ICS cyber security is not acceptable." After a month of rising oil prices October closes with a decrease in price at the pump and the discovery of oil outside of Gatwick Airport in London. Finally, Royal Dutch Shell celebrates a third-quarter gain and the appointment of a new chairman. 

Industry News: Death of Energy CEO & Cyber Security Webinar

  
  
  
Cimation Oil and Gas News

It's been a sad week in energy news with the loss of Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie. In this week's industry news read about innovations in mapping undeground oil and gas with a new wireless device. Learn about the statoil dicovery of nearly 80 billion barrels of oil in the North Sea. A texas university receives funding to study methane found in ice-like crystals in the gulf and there is still time to register for our upcoming webinar. ICS/Scada systems are extremly vulnerable to cyber attacks, don't miss this opportunity to learn about the risks and how to protect your critical infrastruture. 

The Secure Point of View: A Proactive Approach to ICS Cyber Security

  
  
  
Secure Point of View

To many oil and gas professionals cyber security can seem like a low priority. However, the need for secure and reliable systems has never been more important. Although there are currently no cyber security regulations around Industrial Control Systems specifically, the possibility of cyber security attacks against industrial control systems with environmental, financial and life-safety consequences is very real. It's up to us to guard against them.

Industry News: Oil Prices Rising & Securing the Internet of Things

  
  
  
Cyber Security news from Cimation

As we close out the third week of National Cyber Security Month, we're reminded that industrial control environments are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. In this week's industry roundup, read why President Obama feels cyber threats are one of the biggest dangers to US security. This month is about staying educated and protecting your company's critical infrastructure. Learn how cyber threat intelligence can help mitigate these attacks in our upcoming webinar October 28While cyber security has made headlines this month, oil prices have rebounded after a four year low. Read about the rise of the global price of oil and how a Texas cement plant innovates with carbon waste created in production.

Industry News: Havex Webinar & Impact of Industrial Automation

  
  
  
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Learn why ICS/SCADA attacks will rise in our upcoming free webinar. Access the latest Threat Intelligence Summary and find out where the most oil and gas jobs are concentrated in the United States in this week’s industry news round up. Also, discover the impact of industrial automation on the Global Personal Protective Equipment Market.

VuRTIS Report: Shellshock Heard Around the World

  
  
  
VuRTIS

The “Shellshock” vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) has taken the lead on Cimation's vulnerability watch list. Over the past two weeks, there have been over 23,000 mentions of this vulnerability in the cyber security community. Shellshock takes advantage of a vulnerability in GNU Bash which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code leading to the disclosure of information, unauthorized modification, and disruption of services. The NVD has rated the severity of Shellshock’s impact a “10” on their scale from 1-10 as judged by its potential negative impact and its exploitability. 

Industry News: National Cyber Security Awareness Month & the Ebola Outbreak

  
  
  
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Due to the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, many precautions are not only being taken by private citizens but by businesses as well. ExxonMobil has halted operations in West Africa as a precautionary measure for workers and their families. In other news, it’s National Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. What are you doing to stay safe online?

Phishing for Data: The Power of Social Engineering

  
  
  
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Social engineering is a broad term used to describe a variety of practices that trick someone into being part of a cyber attack. We’ve all heard about a “friend of a friend” who has given money to a foreign prince in exchange for a piece of his inheritance, right? Today, the most common form of social engineering is phishing – when hackers use tactics to steal money or information from unsuspecting individuals. Most malicious software is brought in through phishing emails where employees mistakenly release viruses by simply opening a seemingly innocuous email. Many phishing emails are disguised as an important alert, either from a bank, PayPal, or even the IRS. They appeal to our fear and encourage us to act hastily. Don’t fall for it!

Industry News: Bash Bug, VuRTIS & Benefits of Fracking

  
  
  
Cimation industry news

This week’s industry news roundup covers the latest malware entities and vulnerabilities that might put your company at risk. We also found an article that expands on the benefits of fracking and the need for better communication around the subject. Finally, see what oil and gas company has been bought by Seimens, and what other deals are being made in the automation space.

VuRTIS Report: Man-in-the-Middle Attacks on the Rise

  
  
  
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What are known as "Man-in-the-Middle" attacks have been continuing to rise over the past two weeks. In most IT environments there are mitigation techniques to combat them. However, in OT environments similar mitigation techniques may not be an option. Cimation's latest VuRTIS report, includes a list of the cumulative frequency of references culled from the 500,000+ sources reviewed by Cimation Threat Intelligence analysts using proprietary tools and techniques.

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