Cybersecurity remains a primary issue when it comes to the energy sector. The energy and utility industries are not unaware of the risks that the current cyber landscape poses to its growth and development.
The moment IT and OT systems become interconnected, a system becomes both efficient and exposed to threats. Energy companies need to roll out cybersecurity measures on a priority basis, and strategize towards an AI oriented security system. They should implement top down cyber leadership support and employ a cyber security and a chief technology officer. The more the energy industry becomes digitized, the more it is bound to face challenges of security. Thus putting up secure controls in place becomes essential to maintaining a good reputation and retaining customers.