Govt Failed To Address Cybersecurity Risks To Infrastructure: Report

  • A new Government Accountability Office report said the Interior Department has not done nearly enough to address the growing risk of cyberattacks to a network of more than 1,600 offshore facilities that produce a large portion of U.S. oil and gas.
  • “Offshore oil and gas infrastructure faces significant and increasing cybersecurity risks in the form of threat actors, vulnerabilities, and potential impacts,” states the report, titled “Offshore Oil and Gas: Strategy Urgently Needed to Address Cybersecurity Risks to Infrastructure.”
  • “The Department of the Interior — which is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure — has taken few steps to address cybersecurity risk,” says the GAO.


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