Oil & Gas cybersecurity
Delivering cybersecurity solutions for complex OT environments.
Cybersecurity Solutions for Oil & Gas
Your Partners in Oil & Gas Cybersecurity
Because of its political and economic importance and highly volatile processes, the oil & gas industry is a highly targeted sector for ransomware and other cyberattacks. As more OT equipment comes online, oil & gas ICS faces greater vulnerability to threats. Fallout from an attack can range from loss-of-life to interruption in service, to lawsuits and fines. That’s why cutting-edge cybersecurity is key. FoxGuard is a leader in cybersecurity with over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, compliance, and industrial computing solutions.
From upstream, mid-stream, or downstream, we’re able to assess your current security measures, improve your protection and maintain a strong defense. Cyber-threats are constantly changing, but with FoxGuard you’ll stay ahead of cyberthreat trends, so your infrastructure stays secure. We design customized solutions to a wide range of operations, including:
- Offshore Oil Rigs
What We Do
FoxGuard is committed to evaluating your risk and developing solutions specifically for your assets and environment. We work with you in the following ways to provide unparalleled security solutions:
- OT presents unique challenges when implementing an effective and efficient cybersecurity strategy so we collaborate with you to learn your specific OT environment.
- We stay agile to implement solutions for mature ICS systems, providing the best cybersecurity in a constantly changing threat environment.
- We offer high-integrity processes and procedures to handle your data securely, so employees and civilians stay safe.
- We provide cost-effective solutions, so your assets have the highest level of cybersecurity while meeting budget requirements.
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Additionally, we understand and follow TSA regulations, are CISP certified, and have the engineering/networking capabilities to do the job. We offer programmatic assessment and program development to support a variety of standards and frameworks such as NERC CIP, NIST CSF, and API 1164 regulatory requirements.
Why Oil & Gas Needs Cybersecurity
Oil & Gas needs cybersecurity more than ever due to the ongoing digitalization of IT/OT convergence. Cybercriminals exploit the expanded connectivity to infiltrate systems and introduce malware to disrupt operations in ICS/OT environments, partners, and supply chains. The threat environment is constantly changing and unfortunately, some companies are learning by hard experience. Two Read two recent cases of distributors crippled by ransomware.
In 2022, Oiltanking GmbH, a German oil distributor, was attacked by ransomware that paralyzed the automatic tank loading/unloading system, pushing the company to find alternative charging points. Several other European oil transport and storage companies were targeted at the beginning of the year, including SEA-Invest in Belgium and Evos in the Netherlands.
In 2021, hackers entered the networks of Colonial Pipeline through an unused VPN account. This opened the path for a ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of the entire pipeline, the only time the entire pipeline was shut down since it’s opening, disrupting the flow of 2.5 million barrels of fuel per day. Within two hours, attackers stole 100GB of sensitive company data and Colonial Pipeline was forced to pay a $4.4 million ransom to obtain the decryption code. Subsequently, Colonial Pipeline was ordered to pay almost $1 million in fines for safety regulation violations.
Don’t let this happen to you. Implement best practices, maintain compliance, and protect against threats with FoxGuard.
Cybersecurity Solutions We Offer
FoxGuard customizes your vulnerability assessment based on your specific assets. Our experts are prepared to implement known IT solutions, such as backup recovery and intrusion notification, into your unique OT environment. We go a step further by improving cybersecurity controls like remote access solutions and secure logins.
Consistently monitored patches & updates can help resolve security vulnerabilities, functional issues and meet regulatory compliance requirements. We manage patches through our Patch Availability Report, and our proprietary technology that verifies the source of every patch before deployment.
FoxGuard helps to identify, create a baseline, monitor, and patch your assets, helping mitigate threats to your critical asset infrastructure.
FoxGuard’s Patch Validation Program validates results in a controlled environment before deployment. We will help you build a validation lab to test patches before releasing them into an active environment. For ongoing maintenance, choose from multiple options when running your lab:
1. FoxGuard builds and runs your validation lab for you. Ensuring all patches are functioning properly before deployment.
2. FoxGuard co-manages your validation lab by providing your team with guidelines to follow and check-points before deployment.
3. FoxGuard trains and equips your team to run your validation lab independently.
FoxGuard identifies and inventories every one of your OT assets with our select set of tools and expert team. Your organization will receive a detailed, normalized report with all your assets, including manufacturer, product name, and version.
Security Operations Center (SOC)
FoxGuard works around the clock by continuously monitoring, detecting, and responding to cyber threats to help protect your transportation infrastructure. The SOC monitors and responds to multiple incoming data feeds and helps identify abnormalities or threats.