Energy, Oil & Natural Gas

Energy, oil & natural gas organizations keep our modern world running. These organizations have access to large volumes of intellectual property, client and customer data, and other critical information. They have the ability to control the supply of energy, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, refineries, and other critical infrastructure. Threat actors, nation-state sponsored hackers and cyber criminals are keenly aware of the benefits they might attain by breaching an energy, oil & natural gas businesses network, and collecting its data. Companies in this industry cannot have a purely reactive security program focused on defending the perimeter, they need to build a world-class cyber security program starting from data security and expanding out into all parts of their global footprint.

The Energy, Oil & Natural Gas Data Security Challenge: Attack Velocity and Compliance

Compliance and Data Privacy

Energy, oil & natural gas companies collect massive volumes of data and operate across multiple jurisdictions and borders. It is a tremendous challenge for them to maintain pace and compliance with various evolving privacy law requirements – GDPR, CCPA, and more.

Attack Volume and Velocity

Ransomware attacks have been growing in volume and in effectiveness over the past few years. Ransomware by nature seeks to take control of data and a lot of times organizations aren’t able to evaluate if the data is sensitive, protected, or mission critical. In order to properly evaluate the risk or or impact of ransomware attacks, energy, oil & natural gas organizations need to classify their data. They also need to have data security measures in place to make sure that ransomware actors cannot move laterally across cloud data stores, picking and choosing the data they consider worth holding for ransom.

Data Security Best Practices with Cloud Adoption

  • Understand where data is stored, how it is accessed, and how it is used, so that proper access permissions can be enforced.
  • Gain visibility and effectively manage data security posture, e.g., detecting dormant data, while transitioning to hybrid cloud operations.
  • Sustain and maintain pace with evolving regulatory requirements (such as NERC, GDPR, etc.) while differentiating services from competition.

Learn How Symmetry Systems DataGuard Can Help!

DataGuard is a data security posture management (DSPM) solution that extends the zero trust philosophy to hybrid cloud data stores.

DataGuard is a data security posture management (DSPM) solution that extends the zero trust philosophy to hybrid cloud data stores. Energy, oil & natural gas industry cybersecurity teams use DataGuard to develop a complete understanding of what data they have, where it is located, who has access to it, how it is secured and in what manner it has been used. DataGuard enables businesses with a single source of truth about their data security posture and associated data risks across AWS, GCP, Azure, and on-premise environments – without having data ever leaving their environment. 

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