Our global economy is at a critical junction, compelled by the imperative to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But our increasingly digitalized world has also increased the risk of mega attacks against critical infrastructure, which threaten to affect operations, create financial losses, and even put lives at risk. As our physical and digital worlds converge, the reality of more frequent and sophisticated industrial cyber attacks makes evident that the operational technology (OT) cyber threat has become greater than the information technology (IT) threats.

Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have partnered to create this guide to provide oil and gas professionals at every level a starting point to prepare for potential OT cyber threats while still reaping the benefits of digitalization.