Critical Infrastructure safety and security: Oil & Gas as the ideal example

    Its name highlights its importance. Critical Infrastructure is defined as those systems, networks and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Areas of Critical Infrastructure include the provision of energy, the extraction and production of oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, water treatment and sewage, food production, and manufacturing. All of […]

      Key tips for cybersecurity protection at your critical site

      It goes without saying that a cybersecurity attack in critical infrastructure could cause a catastrophic impact. Making sure you are constantly thinking about your critical site’s cyber plan and asking the right questions is a key component of securing your site. In this blog, I continue my conversation with Ryan Zatolokin, Business Development Manager, Senior […]

        Why cybersecurity for critical infrastructure matters: How to better protect your devices

        Any device connected to a network may be susceptible for hackers to gain access to. Therefore, cybersecurity is a top priority for everyone. Unfortunately, all networked devices and systems can be vulnerable. When those devices are used in high-risk environments like critical infrastructure, the consequences of a breach could be more far-reaching, with the potential to […]

          Video surveillance when the mining is over

          Global mining production has reached an all-time high, having nearly doubled in modern history from 9.6 billion metric tons in 1985 to 17.2 billion metric tons in 2017. And in mineral-rich South Africa, mining is an important part of the GDP employing nearly half a million people. With a major mining sector consisting of diamonds, […]

            NIS – do your security systems comply with the latest directive?

            Hands up if you’re aware of the Network and Information (NIS) Directive and what it means for your business. Unsure of the details? You’re not alone. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation designed to boost the overall level of cybersecurity across member states and was launched just a few weeks before […]

              Hardening oil and gas infrastructures from physical threats and cyberattacks

              As we enter a new year, I’m seeing many changes in the oil and gas industries. Producers are positioning themselves to embrace IoT and new devices to upgrade their existing remote pad sites and facilities. However, protecting new systems and devices isn’t without challenges. Cybersecurity is a major concern and protecting against cyberthreats is obviously […]