14 years after, blissfully unaware 21.10.11
Fourteen years ago, the Clinton administration launched the Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Commission. Its 1997 report “Critical Foundations – Protecting America’s Infrastructure” states (Appendix A, Section Summary Report, p. A-26):
Vulnerabilities facing the energy industries include:
* Those created in the operating environment by the rapid proliferation of industry-wide information systems based on open-system architectures, centralized operations, increased communications over public telecommunications networks and remote maintenance
Earlier this week, Terry Zink quoted the following in a blog post:
Despite investments into state of the art technology, a majority of the oil and gas industry remain blissfully unaware of the vulnerabilities, threats and capability of a malicious cyber attack on control systems.