Pipeline Cybersecurity Launched by Federal Government
By Rafia

A new effort for better protection of gas pipelines and oil from cyberattacks will be launched by the federal government. An analyst at Accenture, Luis Luque said, “The risks for pipeline companies are widespread. You may have one or two control rooms for a nationwide network. All throughout the network are these electronic components that are responsible for monitoring and controlling things like pumps, motors, valves, compressors, and those are the electronic components that are susceptible to cyber threats.” For Texas, it is a particularly notable issue since it has more than 466,000 miles of gas and oil pipelines.

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