Hackers Come for Oil and Gas

Last month’s ransomware attack against the Mexican oil firm Pemex showed how the oil industry’s embrace of digital technology has made them a high-value target for hackers. The attack—a strain of ransomware ...

How to Conquer Physical Threats

When we think about threats to data security our minds usually jump to cyberattacks. But the physical threat of someone stealing or losing a device makes sensitive data just as vulnerable. Between ...
ZeroCleare Malware Targeting Energy, Industrial Sectors in Middle East

ZeroCleare Malware Targeting Energy, Industrial Sectors in Middle East

Researchers have detected a new malware family called “ZeroCleare” that’s targeting the energy and industrial sectors in the Middle East. IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) launched an investigation into ...
Emergency Preparedness: Our Takeaways from the NEI Summit

Emergency Preparedness: Our Takeaways from the NEI Summit

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The Vaporstream attended the NEI Summit in Arizona last week, where we got a chance to talk with a lot of different folks from the nuclear industry about the challenges they face ...
Lessons From Harris County: Petrochemical and Incident Response

Lessons From Harris County: Petrochemical and Incident Response

Two weeks ago, the ExxonMobil complex in Baytown, Texas caught fire after a petrochemical unit exploded. This was the latest in a series of incidents at petrochemical units in the area: in ...
Meeting NRC Regulations and the Nuclear Event

Meeting NRC Regulations and the Nuclear Event

The US nuclear industry’s safety record is stellar, in part thanks to NRC regulations that arose from Three Mile Island. But complying with NRC regulations is costly: annual ongoing regulatory costs can ...
A Culture of Communication:  Emergency Response in the Oil and Gas Industry

A Culture of Communication: Emergency Response in the Oil and Gas Industry

A historically industrial area, Marshall County, West Virginia is accustomed to the occasional industrial emergency. So, when a gas pipeline exploded in June of 2018, people knew exactly what to do. As ...
Incident Response in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry:  It’s All About Communications

Incident Response in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry: It’s All About Communications

After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Department of Energy (DoE) asked the National Petroleum Council (NPC) to provide specific actionable steps to better prepare the oil and natural gas industry’s response to ...
10 Mistakes Businesses Make During a Crisis

10 Mistakes Businesses Make During a Crisis

It's more important than ever that every business be prepared to handle a crisis. A 2017 survey of 164 CEOs showed just how prevalent they are: 65% of the CEOs surveyed reported ...
Secure and Compliant Grid Modernization

Secure and Compliant Grid Modernization

For more than a decade, the energy and utilities industry has been investing in smarter energy infrastructure in order to enhance energy grid resiliency, reliability and efficiency. Grid modernization has become essential ...
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