What Are The Security Trends In Energy And Utilities?
Security trends or priorities are largely driven by the biggest threats, which can generally be categorized as physical or digital. What makes these sectors unique is the product they deliver, which is mission-critical, it must perform without incident, it’s a prime target for terrorism, must be physically protected during natural disasters, and represents a big environmental concern. It’s diverse, crossing large areas of land, requiring the support of large teams of people, each doing their job to ensure performance and safety.
Therefore, physical performance is a top priority with in this sector, the challenge is, due to the physical nature of the business and lack of visibility, the data used to manage operations is historical, time consuming to compile, difficult to verify and error prone.
Trying to ensure physical operating compliance with all the daily responsibilities needed to keep the people, property, and product safe is almost impossible with current methodologies.