Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Outgoing BP CIO Dana Deasy says the threat from cyber is ‘incredibly real’

13/11/2013 by

W1siziisijiwmtqvmtavmjgvmtuvntmvmzuvnjk5l2zpbguixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Oil giant BP is currently having a “big internal debate” about how it can lock down personal computers without losing out on flexibility for employees, as a direct result of the increasing threat of cyber attacks.

Outgoing CIO Dana Deasy was speaking at Gartner’s Symposium in Barcelona this week where he said that 40% of worldwide cyber attacks are in the energy sector and that the threat has “quietly been getting worse and worse”.

Deasy said: “Talk about reinventing yourself in real time – you’re moving from a world where you want to keep the bad guys out, to a reality of what happens if they do get in and what’s the game plan?

“You almost have to set your organisation to think about dealing with the art of warfare, because you are dealing in a different world with a different sort of adversary.”

He explained that the threat to BP is “incredibly real” and that it is coming from both organised crime networks, as well as state sponsored attacks. However, it is the latter of the two that is real cause for concern.

“State sponsored attacks are the ones that we are most concerned about, because the nature of them is that they aren’t necessarily about causing you harm today, or even tomorrow, but some day in the future. Or they don’t even want you to know that they are there,” said Deasy.

This article has been extracted from http://www.cio.co.uk/ , please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.cio.co.uk/news/security/bp-locking-down-personal-devices-in-face-of-cyber-warfare/

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmjavmtavntyvmtkvnzgzl0nsts5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Salesforce moves into Seattle with new engine...

2017-01-20 10:00:00 +0000

Salesforce, a world leader in customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, has revealed that it is to open an innovation and engineering hub in Seattle. In order to increase the firm’s presence in the city, Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris said that the office located in Bellevue’s Nine Two Nine Office Tower will focus on its artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. One reason for the move is so that the firm can access a new pool of talent. Ta...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmtgvmdkvmtqvmzmvmzk5l0vsuc5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Sage bolsters X3 business ERP solution

2017-01-18 09:00:00 +0000

Sage, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, has revealed that it has signed up a trio of new clients to its X3 business solution. With the Salesforce.com partner wanting to be able to show its ability to host larger clients, the firm revealed that BrightBridge, Atlas Cloud and CLOUT are all now utilising the new and emerging X3 ERP platform. Sage Vice President of UK Enterprise David Watts talked about the latest agr...