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The gas and energy sectors face significant challenges in regard to IT security. An evolving industry where reliance on IT systems has become key, being a potential target of terrorism attacks and where high availability and business continuity is a must, IT security shouldn’t be overlooked.

SECFORCE presented the challenges faced by Gas and Energy corporations in the IGEM annual conference:

http://www.igem.org.uk/news-events/annual-conference-2012.aspx

The talk provided an overview of the threats of the companies in the energy sector, the current threats affecting SCADA systems, attackers’ motivations and a roadmap towards an increase on security.