A cybersecurity checklist for industrial, mining or oil and gas systems

Mining and oil and gas companies not only face threats from cybercriminals hoping to gain financially but may also be targeted by “hacktivists” who want to make a political or environmental point, says Yogen Appalraju, EY Canada’s cybersecurity leader.

He said companies can ward off such attacks but the checklist they must follow is long and continuously changing. Here are some basic tips:

– Start out with an assessment of what controls are in place. Are they adequate?

– Identify the gaps, based on an industry standard such as that published by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Source: Financial Post