WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is advising members of the oil and gas industry to prepare against potential cyber and physical attacks as part of increased geopolitical tensions and threats of aggression from Iran.
Industry officials should adopt a state of heightened awareness and assess cyber and physical defenses. Further guidance and a list of precautionary actions is available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Click here to access those resources.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“Iran and its proxies have proven ruthless in their desire to harm American interests. They are equipped to use both cyber and physical tactics to attack assets within our Homeland and abroad. Given their importance to America’s energy strategy and national security, oil and gas and petrochemical organizations should conduct a thorough review of defense mechanisms and response processes. While guidance from DHS is not indicative of an imminent threat, industry officials should operate with increased vigilance as Iranian aggression persists. Cybersecurity, site security, and transport security should be maintained at a heightened level of threat awareness.”
View or download his video message here.
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