Full Title: Offshore Oil and Gas: Strategy Urgently Needed to Address Cybersecurity Risks to Infrastructure
Author(s): Government Accountability Office
Publisher(s): Government Accountability Office
Publication Date: November 17, 2022
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A network of over 1,600 offshore facilities produce a significant portion of U.S. domestic oil and gas. These facilities, which rely on technology to remotely monitor and control equipment, face a growing risk of cyberattacks. A cyberattack on these facilities could cause physical, environmental, and economic harm. And disruptions to oil and gas production and transmission could affect supplies and markets.
The Department of the Interior—which is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure—has taken few steps to address cybersecurity risks. We recommended that Interior immediately develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy.