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Industry News: Threat Intel, Oil & Gas Expenditures

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It’s the last holiday weekend of summer. After a long week of hard work, it’s time to relax and have someone else to the work for a change! That’s what the Industry News round-up is all about. We’ve compiled the latest news from the week to read at your leisure. Learn about the trending vulnerabilities that may affect ICS networks and take a look at the integrated oil and gas expenditures. Also, find out what is keeping the gas prices low for y’all in Texas.

ICS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summary: Heartbleed & Gameover Zeus

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Cimation’s latest VuRTIS (Vulnerability Research Threat Intelligence Summary) Report takes a look at the threat actors and top vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed and Gameover  Zeus Malware. Threat actors looking to target can often use common hacker tools and methodologies to gain access to industrial control systems. By identifying trending malware and common vulnerabilities that may affect ICS networks, SCADA defenders can take steps to better protect their systems from cyber incidents.

Industry News: Cimation on the Inc. 5000 & Debugging Heartbleed

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This is a very exciting weekly news round-up for Cimation! We are pleased to announce that Inc. Magazine has listed Cimation on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list again. Other news includes the amount of new oil and gas jobs added in Texas and the revival of old gas wells for refracking purposes. Also, learn about the myths of Heartbleed you may have missed.

Cyber Security Within Reach

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When it comes to network and cyber security, network admins and security managers already have their hands full. Not to mention, many professionals in the oil and gas field believe that it is a “nice to have” but it does not necessarily fall high on their priority list. Whether they’re trying to keep within their budgets, or keep up of the ever-changing network technologies and daily emerging threats, many professionals are either overwhelmed or in denial that attack could happen to them. The truth is many professionals are not up to date on all the emerging threats. We understand that finding the solutions to help combat these problems can be even more overwhelming than the threats themselves, as there are so many security products and services out there. And the costs and effort to implement these offerings widely-vary vendor to vendor.

Industry News: Digital Oilfield Strategy & Fracking Ban

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It’s time for this week’s industry news. From hacking the Nest thermostat to the latest lawsuits over the fracking ban, we’ve got the latest news you need to know. Find out how to build a successful digital oilfield in Cimation’s webinar. Also, learn more about the future expansion in the Marcellus, Permian Basin Shales.

Cimation Webinar: Build a Successful Digital Oilfield Strategy in 6 Steps

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In today’s competitive oil and gas industry, there is strong pressure to meet increased market demands while lowering operating costs and improving return for investors and company stakeholders. Many companies are switching to Digital Oilfield solutions as a means to build and sustain a competitive edge. This technology allows you to manage production and personnel, resulting in reduced costs, increased production and safety. What is that worth to you?

Industry News: New Texas Pipeline, Black Hat & DEF CON Sneak Peek

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This week’s Industry News gives you a sneak peek into the action of the 2014 Black Hat and DEF CON shows. We also take a look into oil prices affected by planned US airstrikes. Some good news includes new Texas pipeline heading to Houston and other announcements from MarkWest.

Industry News: Security Tips from the Military & New Case Study

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There is a lot happening in the world this week, so much that we understand that it can be tough keeping up to date with industry news. This is why we put together the top stories that help you stay up to date on industry happenings while still keeping up with what's going on with the rest of the world. This week we found the latest security tips from the military and the latest oil and automation revenue.

Mid-year Work Crisis? Tell Us About It.

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We're in the thick of summer here in Texas and looks like there is no end in sight to the brutal heat. You could say the same about this year. It's been a wild year of new (or extended) projects.  There have been changes in the organization everywhere you look. Now, many are anxiously awaiting their mid-year checkpoints even though it feels like we just finalized our Tours of Duty.  Don’t worry; this mid-year thing doesn't have to have you go running for a padded cell somewhere! Let me give you some advice to help you stay sane this summer.

New Case Study: Cimation Enables Operational Insight

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Cimation's latest case study dives into the intelligent management of Big Data in the process control domain. Data gathered from various field devices is one of the most valuable resources available to companies in the energy industry in regards to process optimzation and efficiency. However, many companies have difficulty managing this data, as it requires a high level of process expertise. Learn how Cimation Enterprise Data Solutions experts leveraged intimate knowledge of historian, server technologies and best practices to develop and implement process screens and custom reporting tools using OSI PI. Discover how Cimation improved operational intelligence for more than 400 wells throughout the Eagle Ford and Permian Shales.

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