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The oil and gas industry has long been a lucrative and fulfilling career option for many people. However, until recently, it has not seen its fair share of women participants in the various fields of the industry.
Executives in the oil and gas industry are aware and warn that a cyber attack could cause “real-world” damage compared to a typical breach in the security of information systems.
There is reason to have serious concerns if a hacker prevails over a network system within the oil and gas industry. First and foremost, the personal information of millions of clients can be sold, or traded, to land in the hands of others that have nothing but ill intentions.
Hackers have built a substantial web of fear that tends to intimidate the most powerful entities in the world. Feelings of trepidation and anxiety related to hackers are completely valid due to the devastating aftermath of a cyber attack.
When Governor Bill Walker of Alaska recently addressed budget problems caused by falling oil and gas prices in his state, the governor cautioned investors that it’s “not a sinking ship.”
It’s always a good idea to become a bit more educated about the oil and gas industry.