Oil and Gas

Cisco DNA for Oil & Gas

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a network that is constantly learning. Constantly adapting. Constantly protecting.

 

Cisco DNA Center​ is an open intent-based network platform with 360-degree extensibility unlocking

the network’s full potential to build business solutions. Use it to personalize customer experiences

and manage risk and compliance.

This is a new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.​ A journey to intent-based networking.

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Transform your network with our on-premises and cloud-managed technology and solutions.

Insights and analytics

Use real-time analytics to deliver personalized, contextual experiences to your customers and staff.

Automation and assurance

Save time and reduce complexity. Take advantage of automation and virtualization for your services.

Security and compliance

Use your corporate and branch networks to identify threats, even in encrypted traffic, 

and rapidly contain them.​

Virtualization

Deliver services faster, at a lower cost, on physical and virtual platforms across locations.

Cisco DNA-ready infrastructure

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You need infrastructure that can follow your data and increase the speed of your business regardless of where it takes place.

Enterprise applications, big data, and deep learning in your core data center. Virtualized and containerized applications in your

private cloud or reaching out into one of many public clouds. Edge locations that put servers closer to your customers and IoT

infrastructure in remote offices, branch offices, and retail and industrial sites. Cisco HyperFlex™ systems with Intel® Xeon® Scalable

processors deliver hyperconvergence with power and simplicity for any application, on any cloud, anywhere. Engineered on the Cisco

Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®), Cisco HyperFlex systems deliver the agility, scalability, and pay-as-you-grow economics of

the cloud with the benefits of multisite, distributed computing at global scale.• Any application: Cisco HyperFlex systems support

virtualized and containerized deployment with multiple hypervisors and have been tested and validated for numerous enterprise

applications. •Any cloud: The platform includes tools for application performance monitoring, application placement,

and cloud mobility so that you can design how to deploy your applications and place them wherever your business needs dictate.

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Fortinet Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Solutions

 

Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Assets Against Cyber and Physical Threats with End-to-end Integration.

 

Key Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Challenges Key oil and gas cybersecurity challenges include:

Cost Optimization

Petroleum markets are notorious for their wild fluctuations in the selling price for oil, gasoline, and natural gas. This volatility means that a company can easily go from significant profitability to an operating loss in a matter of days. As a result, minimizing cost is always a priority for oil and gas companies, as they try to structure operations to survive periods of low prices.In this environment, replacing expensive, older equipment due to security vulnerabilities is sometimes out of the question, necessitating creative approaches to keeping them secure. Whatever this requires, the solution must be designed in such a way as to not impede operations. Many companies have multiple pieces of infrastructure with these kinds of vulnerabilities, putting a greater burden on cybersecurity team members.The cybersecurity skills shortage is getting worse, with an estimated shortage of more than 4 million workers—compared with 2.8 million currently working in the field.6 This means that hiring additional team members to address these issues is costly, and it may be impossible to find some specific skills in the labor market at any price. Regardless, adding more staff does not address the core problem that manual security processes are inadequate to deal with threats that move at machine speed.

Visibility Across IT and OT Systems

Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices have changed the game for the security of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems used to manage drilling sites, pipelines, and refineries. Internet-connected sensors and connected controller devices eliminate the air gap from the internet that has historically kept SCADA systems relatively safe from cyberattacks. This, of course, expands a company’s attack surface. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that many IIoT devices are headless and thus cannot be protected with client security software—or even get firmware updates. To plug these security holes, organizations often deploy multiple point products.7 The resulting security silos create complexity8 and obfuscate visibility, delaying threat detection, prevention, and response. This increases the risk that a fast-moving threat will get through before manual processes detect it. Operational EfficiencyThis architectural fragmentation also increases operational inefficiencies for the cybersecurity team. Automation of security processes is impossible without end-to-end integration of all security elements. This requires manual security workflows that waste the time of highly paid security engineers. It also increases security complexity and requires security leaders to have a wide variety of product skills within the team. As an example, some teams must pull multiple employees from other tasks in the days before an audit so that reports can be prepared manually. Architectural silos also create redundancies in the management of applications and even in software and hardware licensing, decreasing the efficiency of teams in legal, procurement, and finance that manage those licenses. Organizations may also find that their technology spend is higher because of the use of multiple vendors and overlapping features in different products that a company might own. Customer ExperienceFuel retailers engage with their customer base through a variety of electronic means, including self-service point-of-sale (POS) infrastructure, mobile apps, and loyalty cards. For any POS transactions, they must be compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), with integrated reporting to demonstrate compliance. The performance of IoT sensors that monitor tank levels, refrigeration temperatures, and the like also impact customer experience. Protecting a store’s infrastructure against cyber threats is paramount for both compliance and maintenance of brand value. And that brand value primarily reflects on upstream, midstream, and downstream providers, given that these retailers typically carry the logos of major producers.

 

Following are some of the most prevalent
cybersecurity use cases for oil and gas companies:

Securing Upstream Infrastructure Organizations involved in energy extraction must protect

a complex infrastructure in remote locations, both on land and offshore.

These sites are valuable targets for hackers whose objective is operational disruption,

environmental terrorism, or even injury and loss of life for employees and members of the surrounding community. 

To protect these sites, every aspect of security, from industrial control systems to physical security,

must be integrated for centralized visibility and control. Surveillance infrastructure at a small drilling

site should be as heavily protected as at headquarters—if not more so—and equally visible to the security

operations team.The Fortinet Security Fabric offers comprehensive, integrated cyber and physical security

for the oil and gas industry. FortiGate Rugged Series next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and FortiAP Outdoor

Series wireless access points provide robust security protection while withstanding the rugged extremes of

drilling and exploration sites on land and water. These NGFWs receive a threat feed specific to industrial

control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems from FortiGuard Labs. FortiCamera and FortiRecorder protect

against physical intrusion, while Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and Fortinet SD-Branch provide secure networking

to and within the remote site. FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiSIEM, FortiInsight, FortiClient, FortiEDR, FortiPresence,

and FortiNAC, usually delivered from the corporate infrastructure at headquarters, provide layers of security for

these vulnerable remote sites.

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