GAO Seeks Cybersecurity in Oil and Gas Infrastructure

New report finds Interior Department has not taken sufficient protective steps. 

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its report titled “Offshore Oil and Gas Strategy Urgently Needed to Address Cybersecurity Risks to Infrastructure.” The office claims that the Department of the Interior “has taken few steps to address cybersecurity risks” and states that more than 1,600 offshore oil and gas producing facilities face a growing risk of cyber attack, particularly from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

“Threat actors are becoming increasingly capable of carrying out attacks on critical infrastructure, including offshore oil and gas infrastructure,” the report states. “The federal government has identified the oil and gas sector as a target of malicious state actors.” 

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement oversees offshore oil and gas infrastructure.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Comptroller General Gene Dodaro as he heads the Government Accountability Office.
  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s direction as she leads the Interior Department.
  • For discernment for Director Kevin Sligh as he oversees the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Sources: Just The News, Homeland Security Today 


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